April 29: Little Haven and surrounds

Breakfast today was scrambled eggs made with cream and bacon. We started our adventure by driving to Whitesands and doing the 3km St. David’s walk. This took us over cliff paths and heaths covered in bracken. After an hour and 20 minutes we had completed our walk which included walking around Warrior’s Dyke (Clawdd y Milwyr) and Iron Age Fort from between 750BC and 1000AD. We also paused at Coetan Arthur – a Neolithic Cromlech (burial chamber) which dates to 4000-3000BC.

We drove into St. David’s (Tyddewi) and had an espresso and Dave bought himself some salted caramel and almond fudge. We took a look at the Cathedral and then went to Pete’s Fresh Veg shop and bought leeks and a bread mix. In our effort to find fresh fish / crab we drove to Solva Farm up Panteg Road and even though we found the farm, there was nothing going on. We also found Will the Fish at the bottom of the road – house name Parcbenny – but that too was a waste of time. Driving through Roch we saw a sign for crab and bought some dressed crab (£5.25) from Maureen Thomas (6 Grossholm Close). We then drove some stunning back roads on our way to Treffgarne.

We had lunch at Nant y Coy Mill alongside the Treffgarne Gorge (postal code SA63 5LR). The mill was built in 1326 and there is a nature trail you can do to see otters and bird life. The waterwheel is not working but they used to grind corn at the mill. Dave and I had a Gwynt y Ddraig (Black Dragon) Perry Vale Cider to share and for lunch I had Welsh rarebit (£7.00) and Dave had Caerfal Caerphilly Ploughman’s with homemade bread and chutney (£7.50). After lunch we drove to Haverfordwest and put in £20 of diesel. Here you put in fuel and then pay! Different to Italy where with self service you pay first. We did some more shopping and popped in to Thorntons for toffees and a Turkish Delight sugar free chocolate for me.

We headed back to Little Haven and went to The Castle for cream tea. Dave and I shared the raisin scone which was nice but nearly as good as a Devonshire cream tea. My tea was cold – totally gross to take a sip of cold tea with milk! After that we walked to the point and stopped in at The Swan Inn for half a pint of cider and bitter. For starters we had the dressed crab, lightly seasoned and with some Helmann’s mustard mayo on crackers. Dave cooked spinach and ricotta tortellini (pre made) with a leek, tomato, bacon and courgette sauce. We shared a bottle of Prosecco DOC Brut and I had chocolate for dessert and Dave had some of his toffee. We chose a Welsh white brie at Tesco’s and we had that with crackers. The cheese here is fantastic!

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