A Friendly Friday challenge notification email popped up 2 days ago and the topic was ROAD TRIP! I started reminiscing on my adventure that I took with a group of friends to Wales in 2019, where we share the same passion, photography.
I was designated the organiser, road trip planner and one of the designated driver. I had hoped that the trip goes well and that the weather in Wales will hold up and hold out as it was the first time for all of us visiting Wales.
The Severn Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting South Gloucestershire in England and Monmouthshire in South East Wales.
In short, the trip turned out well, everyone brought home good memories, photos and a big belly from all the food and drinks we had along the stops. This short trip was designed to explore the West Coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales, taking in views from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Here are some photos of the places and towns we visited. We head up north to Strumble Head Lighthouse, five miles west of the nearest town Fishguard.
Travelling next to Whitesands Bay, Porthclais and St David’s Cathedral, situated in St Davids near the most westerly point of Wales.
We visited Broad Haven South, a beautiful walking trail to the beach with the iconic Church Rock.
St Ann’s Head is also along the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, where the lighthouse overlooks the entrance to the Milford Haven waterway.
Another memorable walk was to the National Trust’s world-renowned nature reserve at Stackpole. The Stackpole Estate, encompassing Stackpole Park which has scenic walks, farmland, woods, lakes, coastal cliffs and beaches, one of which is the Barafundle Bay beach.
Another stop on this road trip was Tenby, which is a harbour town, southwest in Wales. The rain came and went and the sun broke through the skies. Tenby Castle is linked to the town by an isthmus and sunset along the sandy shoreline at Tenby South Beach.
Brecon Beacons National Park a mountain range in South Wales. A last glimpse of Pen y Fan, the highest peak in south Wales, before the rain poured from the skies. We had to cancelled our plans for an exhilarating 11 mile circuit from the Storey Arms.
It was a super packed road trip over several days, but well worth the hundreds of miles we clocked driving and hiking, as well as the hundreds and thousands of calories we consumed. We could not help wondering what North Wales would be like. This would be another road trip in the future, fingers crossed…