We enjoyed a long weekend exploring Wales. Here is a map of the U.K. which includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We live west of London, near Bath and Bristol. We crossed over a bridge into Cardiff and drove west to the next peninsula. We stayed on the coast in a very small village called Llangennith.
Driving to Wales, we noticed that all of the road signs were in both English and Welsh. Welsh is a very interesting language. There were so many letters in their words, and some words with no vowels.
We drove through the country on these lovely narrow roads where you have to stop and get as close to the shrubs as possible when a car comes the opposite direction.
Occasionally, we would drive through a little village with an Inn and a corner pub like this one.
It was gorgeous out in the country. We finally spotted the coast!
For our first day at the beach, we rented a surfboard, boogie board and wetsuits for the kids from the little surf shop right across the street. The water was COLD! Most other people there were in full wetsuits. We had a great day playing in the sand and water.
Of course there's room for the surfboard, babe.
This is where we parked, and then we had to walk over and through the sand dunes to reach the beach.
VIDEO: A look around the beach.
Playing in the sand and rocks
The waves were big! Lots of surfers were out.
Nap time for Cora
Cora's first time at the beach!
The King's Head pub and restaurant on the right and the building on the very left is where we stayed.
Amelia had her wellies on, ready for our walk around the village.
The King's Head
VIDEO: A glimpse at the live music and atmosphere. It was the place to be all weekend!
VIDEO: Live entertainment
VIDEO: Amelia dancing with Daddy
Day 2 at the beach:
The tide was WAY out! This is a view from the edge of the water.
Dylan tried surfing a few times, but the water was just too chilly.
Running up and down the sand dunes
On top of the sand dunes on our way back to the car...it was a GREAT workout!
We were blessed to have a beautiful weekend in Wales. The rain did come on Monday, but we spent the day at an indoor waterpark. It was fabulous! Another great exploration weekend with my 4 favorite people!