Saturday, 2 June 2012


Wales was a place of many extremes.....and many challenges, especially the hills!!  We began our introduction to Wales in Chepstow where they have a great old Castle.(see above)  We also saw our first real sandy beach for the trip....
As we cycle through all the little villages we are constantly drawn to the old churches....Dave keep saying that I will be struck down if I go inside, but so far so good!!  This one was just all on its own - not even in a village....fron the 12th century!!!

The biggest challenge though wasdefinately the hills!  We are getting stronger but the steepness of some of them is not fun, especially pushing the weight that we are carrying ( and the weight on the bikes!!!!)

The really good thing about the hills though ( there's always good with the bad)  is that we gat to see some tremendous views!

We made a real discovery in Wales that our Daughter in Law is going to love us for!! We found where Chocolate really comes from........A Chocolate Farm and we have the proof.....

We battled on and we were very lucky that the weather was really good.  Nice and warm and the winds were not too strong and every time we asked a local for directions they told us we were over the worst part and it was only small hills from now on - DO NOT BELIEVE A WELSHMAN WHEN IT COMES TO HiLLS !  Also do not ask one for directions unless you have some time to spare.  They were allvery nice and helpful and we didn't meet one that was not up for a chat.  This is their version of not a hill!
On the flipside - this was the view from the top...
r last leg of the journey across Wales took us towards Tenby which we had been told several times was a beautiful little seafront town. We camped at a farm on a cliff top the night before and made our way down a seafront path into Tenby the next day.

We really liked Tenby and decided to take a rest day and catch up with washing etc, so booked into a B & B and soon after arriving the bathroom looked like a laundry with the bath full of washing ( we try and save wherever we can!!)  So after the chores were taken care of it gave us a chance to explore the town.  With it's pretty little harbour.

The amazing ancient town walls that still stand!
And the Island that I fell in love with that you cannot visit, but if I ever win lotto!!!!!!
We left Tenby and made our way to Pembroke where we were to get the ferry to Ireland.  Once arriving in Pembroke we couldnot fail to see the Pembroke Castle and for a change it was pretty reasonable to enter so we spent a lovely afternoon exploring all the rooms and towers and passageways of the castle.
Dave said he thinks he could be suited to be the Laird of a castle......

But alas no-one offered him the position so it was 'on yer bike'  and off on the next leg of our adventure - Over the seas to Ireland.....


  1. Wow looks like you are having a great time. The pictures are bloody oresome. Hope you are happy and I have been thinking of both of you. I am proud of both of you to be doing what you love. Your friendly pool safety officer. Joe

  2. Wales looks great, shame about all the hills though. I felt sorry for you Mum looking at the photo of you pushinh your bike up the hill. I'm sure I'll get to check it out for myself one day though, Serena seems pretty keen to check out the chocolate farm you found (thanks for that!!).

    Looking forward to hearing about Ireland!

  3. Hi Beryl - Where's that Gentleman husband of yours when it comes to pushing bikes up hill? Oh well someone has to take the photos I guess.
    Absolutely terrific photos giving us a taste of the scenery. Keep them coming and please take a few more of each of you in the photos.
    How is the gear holding up? Everything working as you expected?