I’m bostin for the lav, and so climb out of my sleeping bag and put my head out of the tent door. Well the sky is grim, but that girl was right.
When I get back from the toleit block I check the tent is correctly put up. Yes it was that dark.
I have a look on google where we are with some stored pictures as there is no signal here.
Well we are truley nowhere. Just like I like to be.
We pack up as my appointment is 9am.
Hopefully my car will no longer look like
this. It has took me a far while to put the funds aside to get it done.
We head east with the satnav on the phone programmed, hoping it will pick a signal up at some point. And it does. Which is good thing as I’ve never been to Swansea before.
And here we are, up a back street alley way.
We say hello, and they said they could hear us coming, and know that by the sound of the exhaust I was his MX5 customer. At the moment he had started a Honda 2000, he went over how to change the roof on it, and how problematic it was compared to the MX5 one. We chatted about this and that, and then they took my roof off. I suggested it was time that me and my brother went for a heary breakfast, and if there was anywhere around we could go. If we want a hearty builders breakfast he recommended somwwhere around the corner.
And he was right to. A small place and just what we wanted. Nothing healthy, this was a holiday afterall.
From here we wandered the seafront heading toward the town center.
We think. What a wanderfull sandy sea bay it has.
Why is it not so popular? Whent he sun is out I think?
Well we find a sign which is usful, with a map, even more useful. I take a picgture of it for later when we are lost again. Not that we are lost right now, we just don’t know where we are or where we are going. Although a Wilko’s would be useful.
I’m unsure why the babies are one the wall, and google doesn’t know either. Perhaps that bloke does? We wander through a big and vibrant indoor market and then out the otherside to..
Ah a church, and with that I go in,
but my brother doesn’t.
He’s not that cultureal.
I admire the stained glass windows.
And never forget to look back.
At the back there is some modern stained glass windows in blue.
Although its not so easy to understand what they are showing.
If only my brother realised that there is an inexpensive cafe in here?
I leave and find him wandering around the square.
Modernised and nicely done. I wonder who paid for it?
I guess that is the castle.
I was expecting a lttle more caastle than we got though.
Although my brother showed no emmotion on the subject.
ah I think he has found somthing even though he might not have realised it.
Yes a wishing well. Now how do we get the cover up so I can drop a penney in and make a wish?
So the castle didn’t take that much time to wander around. So we sat down and I got google on the go. My brother asks what I’m doing. I’m seeing what there is to do. Well shock and horros, it recommends the indoor market and also the castle, and ah some church.
We go back to the shopping district. We head into Waterstones to one get some postcards and two, to get a map of Gower. Two of course was two as you needed two maps of Gower. Of course though only one map appeared to by available in the downstairs local area section. Me being me though I went upstairs to check out the maps area, and there was the second map. Great now we can explore! He’ll love that.
We wandered back to Jack Smith Trimmers where the car was waiting finished and they were having lunch. Wow it looked great!
So we paid up, got in the car and headed back to town. Now parking in the town seemed to be an issue. We did however get a space, eventually on one of those small pay and display cars parks. Which seemed t be causing a traffic problem from lots of people going in it,d riving round not finding a space and leaving, causing traffic congestion and then going back in. We went to wilkos, got a new air matress for my brother and a BBQ, which we then took to this place for
a cup of tea and a tea cake. This also gave me time to get the maps out and figure out where we were going to go for the afternoon.
We head back to the car and fill the boot with allthe stuff we have brought. Now Gower is famous for one place in particular and for that reason, that is where we were going first. It being called The Mumbles. I’ve heard so many good things about The Mumbles I was excited.
And I think people had lied to me, thats why there are no photos of it right here. With the top down we followed the coast to The Mumbles, to Mubles point and onwards, hugging the coast road as we went. Eventually ending up here.
Southgate. One of only a few National Trust Places. You can get out here for an exellent walk to Three Cliffs Bay. Something we leave until next time.
Our next stop is Pennard Castle. We park up and
take a peak, but not stay. We follow the road slowly down the tight narrow country lanes for one. Which is when we come on head on into another car in the opposte direction round a corner. Luckily unlike them I’m doing 10mph. They stop just before they hit me, with tyres melting into black strips.
Next we stop at Horton.
I go for walk to the sanddunes. My brother does not.
Wow another nice bay.
From here we next go to Port Eynon, but nothing to see here other than the other end of the same bay, and so head toward the north side of the Gower and to where there was a small CK supermarket and petrol station at LLotrog. We buy lots of beer and lots of food. But the boot is already full! A lot of repacking and we are on our way. Hold on whats that nosie. Oh no the passenger window has stopped working. grrrr if its not one thing its another. I guess the cables have broken, well its been nine years since they broken last in that window.
With a full tank of fuel and the boot full, she hadn’t done bad on one tank from the Midlands
we head back to the campsite.
Where the hood goes back up and
we can admire Jack Trimmers handy work once more.
How it has made the car look stunning again.
Wow look at that rear window.
We get out the new BBQ which comes flatpack and I sit and build it before we get to light it.
For some reason my brother is refusing to sit on the floor, or even the blanket I have brought with us.
And the dark green still shines when cleaned.
This is camping MX5 style afterall, which means minimal!
The BBQ is at last ready for burgers to be put on.
And with that we get some local brew out.
We chat to our neighbour and drin beer togeather and then as the sun is setting
We head towards the sanddunes,
where a sign says it all, Leave Only Footprint.
As we reach the beach the sun is heading down fast.
My what a bay.
This is so beautiful, I can see why this bay is the voted the ninth most beutiful place in the world.
It is begging me to take it home.
And I’m not the only one try to capture the moment beauty forever.
Is the sea cold?
I’m not about to find out.
Look at the heavens.
And the warmth of the sun, this morning you would never believe it was going to be like this.
Ah a surfers paradise alright.
And I stay and watch
For I have neve been anywhere so beautiful that isn’t on the top of a mountain.
If you could stop time, now would be it. To enjoy it with someone you love.
Well that is just magical.
And we all watch the sun go down.
And whilst the sun goes down and I pick up my rock, it is odd that behind us is still so light.
I make my way back to the campsite.
The glow of the sun still burning over the sandunes.
And have another pint.
A cup of tea to warm me up.
And write about the tree that have been climbed throughout the day.
It is finally time though to say goodnight, and I get in my luxury warm sleeping bag and drop off.