Caerfai Farm in St David's - Pembrokeshire
We arrived at Caerfai Farm campsite near St David's in Wales just before 3pm. Luggage for our passengers, my mum, dad and auntie, was taken to their yurt while Cleopatra was transformed into our week's accommodation and a tent pitched for my brother, sister-in-law and niece.
We were pitched right on the cliff top with a stunning view of the beach below and out across St Brides bay. A fabulous barbecue and chillout evening rounded off a hard day's travelling. The next day we installed ourselves on the small sandy beach, leaving exploring any further for later in the week.
St David's is a city due to its cathedral but it has the feel of a village. There are a butcher, fabulous vegetable shop, delicatessen, sweet shop, coffee shops and pubs. Two days before our visit, trees, benches and lampposts had been yarnbombed - cloaked in colourful knitted and crocheted fabrics for a city festival.
The city has a relaxed vibe, not feeling overtly touristy and I'd happily return to both St David's and Caerfai Farm.
My family survived their unexpected week of glamping in very good spirits, all enjoying themselves. The two yurts on the site are positioned as far away from the toilet and shower facilities as it was possible to situate them which proved a challenge for my 79-year-old aunt, But even so, we worked around it, making toilet trips an integral part of the holiday memories.
We've enjoyed kite flying, a game of French cricket, communal cooking, coastal walks and laying in the grass reading. We also had considerably better weather than we'd have experienced if we'd kept to our original plans - France has experienced some of the worst flooding in years. Home has also been cold and rainy with several Facebook posts suggesting central heating was being turned on in June. Meanwhile we have enjoyed a week of continual sunshine. It's hard to believe I'm on my way home from Wales with a suntan as good as if I'd been to Greece.
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