Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Last Sunday I couldn't decide whether I wanted to charge around and do loads of jobs, or just sit in the sun and do nothing.  In the end we compromised a little and took the newest Marcos out for another 'shake down' trip.  We decided to head for South Wales and ended up having a picnic lunch on the cliff above Mumbles pier.  The weather was pretty hazy inland but it was gorgeous once we got to the coast.

We'd never been to the Gower pennisular before so we had no idea where we were going or how busy it was likely to be.  In the event, it was very busy but we enjoyed what we saw of the area and would go back again.  The area has clearly been through a process of regeneration.  The pier is still closed to visitors but it is clearly going to be restored some time soon.  This is the view out to the lighthouse from the end of the promenade at the Mumbles.

We then decided to take ourselves back onto more familiar territory and plotted a return journey across the Brecon Beacons.  The last time I travelled on the road in this picture it was raining so hard that you could hardly see where the road was going.  On Sunday you could see for miles.  We were really struck by how dry this part of the country is looking.  It's hard to believe that this is Wales in March....

We stopped a couple of times to take pictures of the car and the views.  This is the reservoir by the main road across the mountains.  We weren't the only ones who had decided to take 'their pride and joy' for a spin.  The laybyes were full of motorbikes and other 'cherished' cars.

We don't tend to spend days touring around in the car - largely because we both love walking; we're generally fed up of cars by the end of the commuting week and it's a very expensive way to spend a Sunday.  Nevertheless, we both enjoyed the day because it felt like a real 'holiday'. 

We're off the the Brecon Beacons for a walking holiday in a few weeks.  I can't wait to get back there!


  1. It's lovely to get away from it all, if only for the day. The area does look very dry, but extremely pretty. You'll really enjoy your holiday.

  2. Got to grab hold of lovely days when you can, looks beautiful x

  3. It looks really beautiful there.Of course, the lovely sunshine has made everything look that bit more special too.