We left Little Haven just after 8am and drove up the northwards up the west coast towards Aberystwyth (aber meaning river mouth). We stopped at Aberaeron for coffee and met a lovely couple who had visited SA and regaled us with wonderful stories. They had the cutest Scottish terriers – one who sat on the window ledge. We turned inland at Aberystwyth and drove over Devil’s Bridge (Pontarfybach) but did not see the waterfalls. We then drove through Newtown – a new town since 1279! (y Drenewydd). We passed a sign that said ‘salt seller’ for a place that sells salt! Too quaint.
At 12:12 we crossed the ‘border’ to England and stopped in Shrewsbury – the birth place of Charles Darwin – for lunch. We ate The Shrewsbury Coffee House, which has th best wifi (topsecret) password! I had a pear, walnut and Shropshire blue cheese sandwich on rye which was delicious and served with a side salad and lightly pickled cucumbers (£5) and Dave had Cooper’s sausage roll served with a side salad and chutney (£4) which was very spicy. Leaving Shrewsbury we crossed the English Bridge and drove past a Nando’s and went over the River Severn. We then entered Warwickshire – Shakespeare’s County.
Dave had a business meeting in Coventry so we went to that first. The gentleman we were meant to see was not available so we were taken around by the person who deals with the sales to Dave’s supplier. After that we walked around the Motor Museum which shows some of the city’s devastation during the blitz. We then drove to Warwick and found the Tilted Wig quite easily as this is where the Garmin decided the city centre is. After parking the car and checking in we took a short walk around Market Square and then headed back to the room to check emails etc. Thankfully we did this as Dave’s meeting for tomorrow is an hour earlier than what we confirmed twice yesterday!
We had dinner at the Tilted Wig as part of our stay and I will blog about that on Lavender and Lime :). Dinner was good and the bed comfortable.