Sat 11th Jun - Sun 12th Jun, 2005
St David's camping
Present : Michelle Harvie, Mark Garrod, Julie Regan, Scott Sadler, Sabina Cosulich, Lorna Marsland, Trish Cranston, Wavy Davy, Al Metalko, Jenny Varley
Guests: Martin Statham, Steve Powell , David Swindelehurst
It is a long drive to Pembroke, even without the predictable dubious "Harvie style" campsite directions but I'm sure all agreed it was a great place to spend the weekend. A great campsite with superlatives over Ramsey Island; close enough to walk to the beach and the crag (even for Dave). Fresh pain au chocolat for breakfast from the campsite shop kept Sabs happy!
Friday was sufficiently windy to drive the hardiest campers into the pub, and Saturday began under a veil of cloud, but then the sun shone???
Many of us enjoyed 2 great relaxed climbing days basking by the sea at Caerfai Bay Porth Ffynnon and Port Clais. Highlights included Dreamboat Annie (E1) (Scott and Julie) Armonian HVS (Scott , Julie, Al ,Jenny) Cracked Wall (VS) (Sabina, Martin Michelle) Caerfai Crack (Julie Scott Martin Mark Michelle) and just about everyone enjoyed the delightful Red Wall (severe). Meanwhile Steve, Lorna and Dave respectively explored most / some of Pembroke by bike on Saturday and some of the coastal path by foot on Sunday.
Although a neighbouring camper on the site thought "this climbing looked like a leisurely pastime" the team packed in ~ 63 routes, 3 cycle rides, and 4 walks. Five mermaids and 6 mermen enjoyed (endured) 16¼ swims (¼ swim = up to Dave's kneecaps)
Major spots of the weekend included the meet leader on rock, Trish leading the way on some great (and not so great) rock routes, Jenny skipping up routes, Wavy Davy wearing shorts, and Wavy submerging his knees in the sea. Thanks to all who came and made this a fun weekend and inspiring me to get back on rock.
Come and enjoy a sunny weekend on the quiet crags, coastal path or dare I say it the beaches of North Pembroke. Plenty of great cliff climbing of all grades (at least diff to E 1). Beautiful coastal walks along the Pembrokeshire coastal path, and of course your chance for extreme swimming and a much sought after place in the KMC synchronised swimming team!
We will be camping at Carfai Farm campsite, Carfai Bay which has a big field. Showers and a wash up facility.
Directions - (alternative routes via Bergen available on request for Colin and Craig) OS North Pembroke GR 760 244 ish.
Head towards Caerfai Bay. Pass Glan y mor campsite on the right hand side. Cerfai Farm is 100 yards further on the RHS the camping at the farm is further on, on the LHS. Don't go to bigger Carfai Bay Camping and Caravan site by mistake.
I plan to book a number of pitches at the site for the group, please let me know ideally the week before if you plan to come along so I have good idea of numbers. The Telephone number of the campsite if you can't find us is 01437 720 548.