A few weeks ago, when the first floods hit, we were quietly gloating about how Pembrokeshire – at least our corner of it – always seems to escape the worst of the weather.
Other corners of the UK get hit regularly. Cornwall seems to flood at the drop of a hat. And a friend featured on BBC national news when he had to abandon his car to deep floods in Kent. He’d only had it a week!
But even though we’re out on the Land’s End of Wales, even the normal Welsh reputation for wet weather seems to pass us by.
We’re not so smug now
Until, that is, the magic combination of heavy rain, fierce winds and very high tides as seen since the beginning of January.
- Cardigan town has flooded.
- The road in Amroth was almost completely destroyed.
- A car (luckily empty) was washed into the sea at Wiseman’s Bridge.
- Closer to home, the Waterman’s Arms had to batten down the hatches as waters rose.
This pub was once owned by Jane’s Great Uncle, then his son and then by Jane’s cousin. Jane’s mother used to be the cook there. And both her parents would manage it whilst their cousin was on holiday.