Across the Irish Sea from Fishguard

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The Ferry at Fishguard.... could we make a song about this?

The Trowbridge Village Pump festival has been a great 4 days and the weather has been very hot.  We are not expecting a week of sunshine in Ireland  but we can hope for the best it can offer.  Packed up by 9 am and we are dissappointed to find that through the last night several of the portaloos have been pushed over by idiots.  Take the route through Bradford on Avon which is a very pretty place, on to the M4 westbound and are in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire just after lunch.  I do a lap of the main one way street system just to see the town I spent many years in back in the late 60's.  Out to the coast and Fishguard and purchase a one way ticket for ourselves and the van for £132, then go an have some lunch in the cafe near the terminal.  We invite an older couple to our table as there are no empty tables left and learn that she is Welsh, he from Wisconsin and he served with the US Airforce and they married in 1952.

  He then went on to join the RAF and stayed on completing 30 years service in all in the forces.

Stena Lines is the ferry company and we are underway at 2.30pm.  A very smooth crossing in bright sunny weather and I get another look at Newgale Beach from the ocean..  Reach Rosslare at 6 pm and our chosen camp site is just a short skip to Wexford.  Get some Euros from an ATM, some fresh foods at a supermarket then check in at a council owned camp ground.  Right on the water and it is chilly with the rocky shores looking a bit grey.  An adorable 7 month old cocker spaniel is with her family next to us and I am able to make a fuss of her.  We still love and miss you Tia , but she was just perfection!

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The Ferry at Fishguard.... could w…
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Fishguard again
Fishguard again
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