The Roving Retirees: May Adventures

Meet Karen and Jeanette

Meet Karen and Jeanette

Karen and Jeanette are two adventure-loving ladies enjoying their freedom as recent Pembrokeshire retirees. Jeanette committed her entire career to managing children's social services. Karen worked as a PE teacher and pastoral year head for 20 years and spent 10 years running a garden design & maintenance business in South East Wales.

Their lust for life is infectious. They find fun and positivity in everything they do. They believe age is just a number. Follow their activities and discoveries around west Wales (and further afield) and where possible, start filling your own diary with adventures.

We’ve had a blast of early summer so spring has outdone itself and allowed us to get out and about and enjoy the fabulous spectacle that is the Pembrokeshire countryside in bloom, the hedgerows are a delight.


We’re still enjoying some quiet and deserted beaches, even when Easter brings in more visitors.

One beach that requires timing with the tide and some balance skills to descend the rock carved steps is Musselwick, near Marloes. Its quiet sands are only available for a few hours a day.


Musselwick beach near Marloes



A morning walk with our Charlie and then a coffee and a treat at St Ishmael’s garden centre cafe!!

We’ve discovered the joys of motorhoming and spent the early part of May as far north as you can go! NW Scotland has stunning coastal scenery like Pembrokeshire, but with the Preselis on steroids!

We rented a dog friendly camper van and covered over 800 miles.


The incredible Assynt mountain range and our Rover Rental camper


Empty white sand beaches



Exploring the painted harbour houses of Portree on Skye, a mini version of Tenby!

Holiday over, we’re looking forward to kayak time, cycle rides, more beaches and hidden beauty spots to explore plus our weekly walking football sessions….oh and the odd coffee & cake treat!!!

This story is part of the Life Seeker newspaper

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