Two weeks ago me and the boy drove over to Wales to meet up with two of my best friends from University for a week of exploring the Welsh Coast, National Trust visits and lots of great food with lovely company...

We ended up getting to Aberaeron on the Sunday evening, earlier than our friends, so after we had dumped our bags and had a quick change of clothes we headed over to The Harbourmaster Hotel for a lovely meal and drinks by the harbour. I had a seafood risotto whilst the boy opted for a Welsh beef burger. After a slow walk along the coast line, we went back to the caravan park and settled in for the night.

After  a morning of big hello’s and catch ups we headed down to explore a bit of the town of Aberaeron. We bought some supplies and made our way back to the caravan to cook up a hearty brunch. We decided to explore some of the local beaches, so we hopped into the car and drove down to the coast which was a beautiful beach with slate cliffs.

After a walk up the coastline and a little paddle in the sea we drove down to the next little cove which was called Mwnt. This had a beautifully secluded beach which was so clean and wonderfully quiet. We sat and watched a few body borders before climbing up the cliffs as it is supposedly the prime spot to see dolphins, once the tyde has come in. Unfortunately we didn’t see any dolphins, so after taking a fair few scenic shots, we walked back down the cliff face to go and find somewhere for dinner. We ended up in a lovely Greek restaurant with quite a rustic setting and wonderful home cooked food.

The next day a lazy morning in the caravan was due after the busy day before, but once we were up, dressed and ready we jumped into the car and drove a bit further into Wales to see the ruins of A National Trust Castle. We stopped off at a few little shops on the way and had a picnic in the sunshine in the grounds. Once we had explored the castle, taking yet more pictures of the amazing scenery, we went over to Newport, a quaint little Welsh town. We had a look around a local craft fare, called in at the butchers and went into a lovely little antique shop in which I picked up three books for just £2.90! After a drive back to the caravan we got prepping with the BBQ and had an amazing feast, followed by a few unsuccessful board games and a cheeky drink before bed.

I hope you have enjoyed part one of my trip to Wales, be sure to pop back on Friday to find out what I got up to during the rest of the week!