This weekend’s must do – Swansea Street Feasts. #SuperYum 29/06/13

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I do love getting out on my bike, trundling down Clyne Valley and riding down the Promenade with anything in Swansea Bay easily accessible, from Mumbles to the Marina.  If there is anything I love more than getting out on my bike, it is good food!  So I was really pleased back in April when I heard about the first Swansea Street Feast event.  Organised by ‘Fired Up Feasts’ and held at the 360 watersports centre on the Promenade opposite St. Helens rugby ground, it is Swansea’s first street food festival.

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Street food is about showcasing world flavours and providing customers with top quality food at take away prices.  This event was certainly that with the biggest problem being which food should I buy, because apparently you can’t eat it all.  In the words of Homer Simpson ‘that sounds like a wager’!

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It was amazing sunny back in April and that is when Swansea Bay is at its best.  In the sun combined with the great food and music the atmosphere was great. So great in fact they are doing it again this weekend – Saturday 29th June @ 360 16:00 – 21:00.

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The promoters promise that again this will be an awesome event with a great atmosphere, numerous food stands, live music and covered seating incase of rain.  All weathers, DimExcuses, I like the thinking.

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Great food vendors include The Munch Box, Samosaco, Fired up Feasts, Taste of Persia, and Streetballs.  Sorry if I left anyone out, please leave your business details in the comments below.

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So what are you waiting for?  Get down 360 Watersport Centre this Saturday and get some tidy street food.  DimExcuses.  Oh and for the real cycle geeks here is my strava cycle route.

Walk & Surf Newgale Bay Pembrokeshire. May Bank Holidays 2013

Newgale looking NorthMy blog has been very Wales, but not wild enough or west enough.  I hope to make up for that with one of the wildest West Wales beaches you can visit, Newgale Bay in Pembrokeshire.  Driving from Haverfordwest you soon seen the spectacular cliffs surrounding the bay and then the massive pebble storm beach that acts as a wall between the beach and the land.  The bay then moves into a flat valley when there is Newgale Campsite, Newsurf shop, Sands Cafe and the Duke of Edinburgh Pub.  Click on the names to go to their websites.

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It is a beautiful beach.  You can walk along the pebbles of the storm beach or along the wide beach itself.  Watch out though the sea can come right up to the pebbles.

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It can be quite windy too, as I said Wild West Wales!  But if that wind is offshore it can create some really spectacular waves.  Newgale is also a great base to explore Pembrokeshire.  St. Davids, UK’s smallest city because it has a cathedral, is just a few miles drive (or ride on the Puffin Bus) away.  Here are the Puffin Shuttle timetables.  There are loads of other bays to discover like Caerfai Bay below, but that is a different blog.  Go visit and explore, DimExcuses.

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Newgale is very exposed to the sea and this means there is always some surf.  It is an ideal place for the learning surfer (Newsurf offers a range of lessons) and the experienced wave rider.  This surf was a bit small on the end of May Bank Holiday but on the first Bank Holiday it was a real fun size and the sun came out.  We took a load of photos and I have edited them into this short film.  The music is by Welsh musician Gavin Butler from the acoustic album ‘Ghosts and Echoes’ with Neil Starr.