Racing at Pendine Sands

31 August 2013

We're back on the road again ... At the moment, we seem to be spending more time travelling than at home! This time we've headed west to explore Pembrokeshire. It's been on my 'must see' list for many years, so with good weather forecast, it seemed like a good excuse to finally visit.

Today was mostly travel, with a few stops on the way. Our first stop was Caerphilly, as a good friend lives nearby. We spent several hours together having lunch and walking around Caerphilly Castle. The Welsh are very friendly and direct - we found ourselves stopping every few minutes to chat to people curious about my non-Huskies.

Then it was back on the road to head to Tenby, where I'm spending the weekend. As a petrolhead, it would be rude to be so close and not visit Pendine Sands. Due to its length and its smooth, hard surface, this beach on Carmarthen Bay has a long history of being used for land speed records. Access for cars was stopped between 2004 and 2010. While it was tempting to find my way onto the beach to give my car a blast, sand has a way of getting everywhere... and I'm pretty sure the combination of salt and grit is not good for cars!  Dogs are allowed on the beach too though, and after several hours of being cooped up in the car, the girls were very happy to try and break their own speed records for a while.

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