What does one do on a wet day in Wales go exploring a woodland garden – mad or what?
The day dawn grey and there was forecast of rain later but we needed to get out to avoid cabin fever as it had rained heavily the day before.
Our first stop was the NT Colby Woodland Gardens near Tenby. This garden is wedged in a wooded valley. Until the 19th century the land covered by the gardens was mined for anthracite and iron ore. It had a lovely walled garden and several woodland paths we enjoyed walking before walking down to the Amroth sea front.
From there we headed east along the coast to Pendine to visit the Museum of Speed as it was now pouring with rain. Pendine has a six mile long stretch of sand where in 1927 Malcolm Campbell broke the world land speed record travelling at 174.88 miles per hour and where his Welsh rival J G Parry-Thomas lost his life in his car Babs trying to break this record. His car Babs is on display at the museum.
From Pendine we drove to Laugharne and had a walk around the village on the coast in the rain and found the castle and the Dylan Thomas Boathouse where he had livid since 1949 till his death.
After a warming cup of tea in one of the local tearooms we headed back to base.