Yep, this was certainly a day for wheels, feet and beach huts. Wheels first, and the cycle ride from Milkwood House along the coast to Mumbles, those of you who know it, will know how pleasant this is. Sun shining, hungry bellies, my eyes were firmly fixed on our destination in the distance, ‘Verdi’s for lunch’ (a very frequent phrase used in these parts).
Verdi’s is probably one of the most popular stops along the West Wales coast, great coffee, Italian food and commanding views over Swansea Bay. Before getting there though, we had to stop at every piece of outdoor gym kit that’s dotted along the route, and of course, at the outdoor Lido at Blackpill. Took us 2 hours to finally arrive at Mumbles, park our bikes up and attack Verdis.
Great lunch, and decided to do another section of the Gower Coastal path, this time from Mumbles Pier to Langland Bay, so off we set. Boys not that happy until they spotted the seals on the rocks just off Mumbles Head. The walk was a little more challenging that the day before but still very easy with once again spectacular views. Arrived at a great cafe in Rotherslade overlooking the beach (that’s right next door to Langland) and stayed there for ages – it started hammering down, but there were far worse places to be. Kids had time to fuel up and half a chocolate muffin each later, they were mental, and gave us a break because they practically ran the whole way back to Mumbles. Picked up our bikes that were waiting for us (thankfully) outside Verdis, and after a 4 mile round walk, the thought of another 3 miles on a bike didn’t excite me too much I must admit.
Kids were shattered, Michelle was shattered, and I was….. dead. Could barely pop over the shop across the road from Milkwood to hire a film, which I fell asleep watching and way before the end. This was another great day on holiday in the Bay, and one without the car too!
We’re staying at Milkwood House a five star luxury apartment overlooking Swansea Bay in Wales.
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