The next day we went into Tenby. We went past a car park with a large hand written sign saying no camper vans and found a much bigger one much which was closer to the beach.
The beach was absolutely lovely and so was the weather. We peeled ourselves away from the beach reluctantly to go and look around the town. When we got there we saw lots of interesting little shops though unfortunately a lot of them were closing. We then wandered around towards the harbour and found some more beaches.
When we got back to the camp site the wind and rain picked up and I tried to pick up the weather app on my phone. The bad signal meant I got it after quite a lot of refreshing and it informed me of winds at 35kph which would get worse until about 1 in the morning at which point they would be 47kph if I remember rightly. I sat there listening to the wind and rain and of course I needed the toilet at about 12 o’clock. I had woken my son up so then we sat talking and decided to have a midnight feast. My daughter was amazed that I was waking her up for a midnight feast, but I was excited that I would be in bad weather and the tent wouldn’t blow off.
I did wonder how the roof would manage with the wind as it got worse and the van rocked a bit. In the end I pulled the roof down for about an hour. I stuck it back up again once the wind died back a bit but I really didn’t need to. I did wonder whether I should have moved Edna round a specific way but the wind seemed to be coming mostly from the side. I was really pleased with how she coped and though I didn’t sleep well that night I now know I’ll sleep better next time. Does that make sense? I was the same with the tent. Once you’ve been through a bit of bad weather you know what it’ll take.
How have the more experienced campers of you coped with the wind?
The next day looked cold, wet, windy and miserable so we headed home, glad that we’d got a couple of decent day’s weather. Saturday was indeed full of the predicted bad weather though they seemed to have got Thursday and Friday wrong. We will certainly be back to visit Tenby again though and we have got into a real routine with Edna.