Established 1976


This year we decided to forgo the morning brunch and have a road run that
would finish at the Cottage Inn in time for a Christmas lunch. Last year we
had held the normal morning brunch meeting before heading off on a short
run and returning to the Cottage for a Christmas lunch. This proved to be a
bit too much for most of us, so this year we would not repeat the format.
Terry organised a route for us which would start at the Pont Abraham
services. We would meet up at 10am, have a natter and set off on the run.
Unfortunately we were blessed with inclement weather which deterred
some regulars and meant that those who did turn up stayed in their cars,
only talking to their neighbouring car through partially opened windows,
such is the penalty for warmer temperatures. I would rather cold and bright
on a personal note, but we were going to have a nice run and a lunch at the
end so off we went in a soggy convoy towards Ammanford and the first
part of the route.
We headed off towards Gwaun Cae Gerwen and the road over the Black
Mountain road. Simon and April were ahead in their Porsche and at times
it was difficult to see their tail lights in the mist. It was a pity because the
views were totally obscured as was the road at times but at least the roads
were empty, allowing for a little bit of fun now and then. The route took us
to Llandovery and on to Rhandir Mwyn (as spelt on the village sign),
where we stopped for a coffee break and another natter at the Bridge Inn. I
hadnít been there for some time but it didnít appear to have changed in that
time. Following our break we headed off on the road to Pumsaint, a narrow
road with, we were warned, wild farmers and sheep. It is a fun road but
there are a few places where oncoming traffic can be tricky. On to the Gold
Mines and the main road towards Talley and Llandeilo where we took the
A40 towards Carmarthen and the Cottage Inn for our Christmas lunch.

The Bridge Inn. SHVR & Porsche diners. The menu reading group.