To Pembrey Beach in a Mini Countryman
It’s early September and the weather is Meh. What better time to jump into your Mini Countryman and go to Pembrey Beach in South Wales?
We are going on a road trip.
Because that’s what we do. I mean the weather’s… Meh.
So we have decided that today we shall go to the beach because who doesn’t go to the beach when the weather’s, you know… Meh
We are taking a road trip in our MINI Countryman to Pembry Beach in South Wales.
It’s seven and a half miles long and runs between Burry Port harbour and Tywyn point near Kidwelly.
Which as I’m sure you would agree is a silly name and therefore thoroughly pleasing.
It’s only fourteen point five degrees centigrade.
The ideal time obviously to go to the beach.
So we’ve we’ve packed our swimming costumes and we probably won’t swim, because it’ll be freezing.
And the Brecon Beacons, which even on a day like today looks lovely.
Even though it’s all misty and what have you.
The mountains peering through the mist
It’s all very pretty and very lovely and very nice.
Oh it’s very nice. Oooo isn’t it nice? It’s nice.
What is it? It’s nice.
So we’re going to the beach today.
I really love the beach. I grew up by the seaside and having moved away from it I do miss being able to go out and have a paddle and to swim whenever I like.
Don’t think I’ll be swimming today though because it is a bit nippy.
SatNav Please leave the roundabout at the third exit.
SatNav and continue to follow A towards Neath. Now turn left.
Ian It can’t be right. This isn’t right.
Jo Were lost aren’t we?
Ian Well we’re not so much lost as the sat-nav is lost.
The sat-nav has bought us down a dead-end road,
which it thinks isn’t.
It’s not the first time it’s happened.
We have arrived we have reached Pembry beach.
Pembry beach where we’re going to go and look at the sand.
And I say we’ve arrived, we’re in the car park.
We’ve been on the road for a couple of hours, which is, you know, the length that any road trip should be.
The beach. To the toilets. To the refreshments.
The beach is seven and a half miles long and there’s a lot to explore. A lot of it’s sand. It’s very blowy.
And we haven’t got to the sea yet ‘cos the sea’s about half mile that way.
Apparently this stretch of beach, there’s lots of wrecks of boats along it most of which you can only see when the wind blows the sand away enough so that they’re uncovered, but there’s quite a lot of them here.