After the usual ridiculous wait in the hire car office (seriously Avis, sort it out, you have the details, you don’t need to piss about with everything, just give us the keys) we escaped for the weekend. We headed home to make a plan.
We had a quick scout around on the internet and decided to head up to the Brecon beacons to a campside that Simon had stayed before but we decided that it was just a little too late to drive there and pitch tents at 7pm so we looked for a nice hotel for the friday night – and so we ended up at Pengethley Manor.Which was delightful and we really should have stayed there for dinner rather than assuming that Ross-on-Wye was going to be a good place for dinner. In any case, we had a curry and headed back to the hotel to try their wine – yes, they had a small vineyard on the grounds and it was a lovely light and fruity wine. Only 9% which helped with the lack of hangover on Saturday where we headed off into the rather dark and stormy looking Brecon Beacons.
It didn’t actually rain until Sunday morning which meant that we managed to find a farmers field, pitch our tent, make a campfire and then cook some delicious food (Mediterranean lamb cutlets to start, steak and jacket potatoes done in the fire and sweetcorn on the grill) and drink some nice wine and watch the sun go down.
Sunday morning it rained but we still managed to make ourselves some egg rolls and then we headed back to Bristol via Penderyn Distillery
and the Waterfalls in the Brecon Beacons where we took a little hike and took some pictures.