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... but it is
a lot of work to maintain with just 2 people. Access is by a private road, about
½ mile long by 6 feet wide, so the bushes on each side of the road do a real
nice number on cars. At the start of this road is a plaque, naming the corner
as Bloody Corner, commemorating a battle between the Vikings and the local
Saxons in the 9th century. The locals won.
The Torridge River is about ½ mile wide at ...
... are just amazed that these little villages survive.
Our B&B was a charming house in Wheddon Cross. It was originally built as a tailor's shop but has been converted to a B&B. Now most of the places we have stayed at are Victorian houses, this one was Edwardian. The difference being that Edwardian is less fussy and more plain. I say plain but it was anything but. The halls were wide, the ceilings high and ...
... the road. We came through Llanmadoc and just as we came out of the village a sign said T junction. (A dead end ahead). Bugger, bugger! "There's a place to turn around, hang on, what does that sign say?" Caravan club certified location. Result. In through the gate, motorhome set up, perfect. A 5 minute walk to one of the best beaches we've seen in a while, no neighbours and all for the princely sum of £7. Sometimes its good not to have a ...
... defenite plan and no overnight site booked but we had decided to head towards Porthcawl. We passed one or two sites on the way in but carried on into the town centre 'for a look around'. Handy or what, there's a pub right on the beach called High Tide which has a 30 plus caravan/motorhome site located in the sand dunes behind it. Result. After a quick chat with Dave, the manager, we had the gate ...
... was the Oystermouth Castle. At only 1GBP entry for students the Castle was a total bargain and a really pleasant surprise. The castle was half way between a ruin and a restored castle, and was quite fun to explore. The kindly worker there welcomed us quite warmly. People in Wales seem really friendly, and were eager to chat with us. El, Sharena and I enjoyed walking along the ramparts and taking pictures, as well as exploring the under-croft of the ...