SEPTEMBER PUB RUN 2014
Wednesday evening and time to get to Pont Abraham for the start and
surprise surprise, the weather was on our side and the evening was quite
When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to find a very shiny
Austin Healey 3000 parked up ready to go. A couple of prospective new
members were joining us with a view to seeing what the club is up to.
Brian had not had the car very long and was eager to use it as much as
possible, and with the hood down! Good man.
Christine had chosen a previously used route, slightly shorter in
deference to the lesser amount of evening light this time of year.
The route took us through Cross Hands and on through Tumble before
continuing through Cwm Mawr and on into Drefach. At this stage the
light was still with us and the evening was still very pleasant.
Turning left towards Porthyrhyd, and on towards Nantgaredig, before
turning towards Llandeilo. It was here that we were beginning to lose the
light more and more. Up past Aberglasney and on towards the A476. The
hostelry was a short distance ahead right on the roadside. The Stag &
Pheasant at Carmel. By now the light had gone and we parked up in the
dark in the carpark opposite the pub.
As mentioned, we had previously used this venue and the staff were very
friendly and their food was well prepared and tasty at the time. Once
again they were glad to see us, even though it was on their quiz night and
we held up proceedings as we queued at the main bar for some wellearned
drinks. I think it gave one or two unscrupulous individuals a
chance to google the answers on the quiet, using their mobile phones
under the table! However, the food was as good as the last time and the
service was once again friendly and welcoming.
It was just a pity that a number of the regulars were away and unable to
join in the run. As it was we had a good number of diners and a good
evening was had by all. Thanks once again to Alan and Chris for a good
night out.JULY PUB RUN 2012
A warm and sunny evening was our reward for getting to the early start at Pont Abraham Services. Top down open motoring at last, perhaps summer would stay.
This time the route was a little longer than normal, so the start was earlier than normal. Just as well as the heat was fading from the sun, but it was still topless weather. As before we all thought we would know where the route was going, but as always Alan and Chris come up with some roads we havenít been on before.
It was through Pontardulais towards Felindre and up towards Bettws and over to Brynamman and the mountain road. With a lack of oncoming traffic, some spirited driving was enjoyed by all as we climbed towards the top and the drop down through the hairpin bend where we all pretended to be on the Alpine Rally, funny how empty twisty roads bring out the mischievous side of your normally controlled driving.
A sharp left turn straight after the hairpin towards Gwynfe and Trap meant that brakes were well tested. However the road we were now on was small but perfectly formed and resulted in some more mischievous motoring. John mentioned it was a bit cold on the mountain but we all had heaters in our cars, but we didnít admit to using them to him. Ha!Ha!
After our fun section, we entered more normal roads on our way towards Llandeilo en route to Llandybie and the finish at The Red Lion for a well-deserved meal. Thanks to Alan and Chris for another good run.
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