The weather forecast predicted that snow would fall throughout South Wales overnight.
But it was no surprise that when I awoke from my slumber and looked from my window not a flake had fallen. Rain and wind had instead decided to grace us with its presence.
We had been planning to go out for the day with our faithful hound Jack. But we were not going to let a bit of rain stop us in our tracks.
West Wales was to be our destination, and after a bacon and egg roll (a sausage for the dog) from a lay-by en-route, we arrived at Carew Castle.
Carew Castle dates back approximately 2,000 years and is beautifully located adjacent to a large pond. We opted to walk along the one mile path which circles the castle and going past an 11th century Celtic cross and a restored tidal mill. There are also excellent views of the castle.
It was then onto Barafundle Bay. The bay is part of the Stackpole Estate that is located between the villages of Stackpole and Bosherston. Both of which are not far from Pembroke.
After parking the car we followed the coastal path to the bay. The views of the bay from the cliffs are excellent and you can see why many filmmakers have used it as a location.
Jack seemed to entertain himself on the deserted beach by either sprinting around in random directions, or by digging. But I think we seemingly own the only dog in the world that is frightened of waves!
With the wind and rain now getting worse, we decided to call it a day and head back home, where the first thing on the agenda (after a cup of tea) was to bath a dog.