A cruising account by Chris on behalf of THE INTREPID EXPLORERS -
'Star Gazer,' 'Blue Jay' & 'Prada'.
We started off in Aberystwyth with the obligatory walk up constitution hill , crazy golf on prom ,frisbee golf on the top then back to the Fountain. Weather was great and we throughly enjoyed ourselvesOn Tuesday we headed for Milton Haven with perfect weather , the timings were spot on going through both sounds and we stopped at Dale waiting for the Tide to get in to Milford .Mark& Ellie were swimming in a lovely bay to wait with buoys and a pontoon to tie up to . We all booked into the 4.45 pm lock as free flow was 6 ish , what a mistake that was , they packed us in like sardines and now we can laugh about it but at the time it was awful . The weather has changed so there are worse places to be stuck , bus and train yards from marina , a good shopping centre and great restaurants .We went to H/west on train then to Broad Haven by bus then on the Puffin to Nolton Haven where Ellie & Larraine spent nearly 2 hours riding horses on the beach .Another day we cycled to Neyland and back , Pembroke castle & town on the bus , where the guided tour of the castle was excellent..Bus again to Haverfordwest then on to Solva a beautiful little inlet where we sat catching crabs on the dock along with dozens of families.Our watering hole has been Marthas Vineyard ,service and food excellent ,lunch at Coco was a great success , breakfast at Foam and great little cafes surrounding the marina , not forgetting the Lord Nelson with their food deals that could beat Weatherspoons.
The shops are nice ,we've all had jewellery from Silverfish , there is a bowling alley if it rains which at £4.50 a game was good value .
We are looking for a weather window to come back but we all agree loads to do and see , transport excellent and the marina staff have been extremely helpful with great showers and facilities.