Emerging from the winter tunnel into the pembrokeshire spring


Newgale, as its not been seen for over 20 years, the beach is on the road, the pub and shop are surrounded and the campsite a birders paradise, a flock of canada geese landing when we were there. The driver of a 411 bus travelling east found his bus beached after a wave hit its side forcing the ten passengers to escape through the windows, an incident reported in the national media. The beach has lost a metre of sand  , which we know will return as this has happened before, and migratory birds have been washed up. Puffins have also been washed up in Brittany and the wardens return to Skomer shortly to assess any long term impact.

We also suffered from two long periods without electricity, one as long as 30 hours. Then , unrelated to the weather, we had a burst pipe in the boiler room  quite late at night,  leading  to the appearance of two or three headless chicken dashing around in pyjamas  working out what to do.

So the appearance of the sun and the daffodils on St Davids Day has been welcomed. Now we can look forward to our music and dance weekend with John Kirkpatrick March 21-23 and our two nordic walking holidays in April/May. Also the completion of the barn conversion at the end of March all being well.


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