Saturday, 13 May 2017


We have just returned from the most fantastic trip to Mid Wales. Jacquie and I drove up on Sunday to the Cotswold's to meet up with Jacquie's sons In Laws, Dave and Sue who we get on extremely well with. David has a couple of classic cars and he chose the more powerful MGR V8, so we should be well matched. on the way up we stopped in Marlborough and the day was so beautiful I dropped the hood for the rest of the journey, this was to be a pattern to be repeated over the next four days.

Our first day took us around Gloucester to Ross on Wye and eventually to the market town of Rhyader. This part was lovely enough, but the next day we were immediately into the Elan Valley and all the reservoirs that supply Birmingham, amongst other places.

The scenery just got more amazing as we continued onto Machynlleth for a late lunch.

Both cars were going extremely well and we eventually arrived at our second nights accommodation at Llanon, right on the coast, just before Aberaron,

For our third day, the sunshine was with us right from the start and we visited another beautiful cove on the way to Cardigan where our little dog thoroughly enjoyed himself, he being quite comfortable, in his bed on the back seat for all of the driving.

We had a very spirited drive in the afternoon, again amazing scenery across the Brecon Beacons. At last our hotel hove into view, unfortunately we had been downgraded to a lodge in the grounds, as the hotel wasn't dog friendly as were the previous hotels.

A final goodbye with Dave & Sue, over coffee in Chepstow, before we went our separate ways. Ours was a long blast down the M4 and M25, fortunately I put the roof up at Membury Services as shortly after ward  the promised heavy showers arrived. I have to be honest, Stella did miss a few beats, almost certainly electrical and I will fit electronic ignition probably sooner rather than latter. Otherwise she ran perfectly, never overheating and although Jacquie has a sore back after the seven to eight hundred mile, I found the new seats very comfortable. What a few glorious days, we will certainly be going back to Wales for some more.


  1. Thanks Carol, it truly was. Still Rockin looking good, last time I checked you were at Windsor, how is the water level?
    Cheers Mac