Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, once again the Lotus Drivers Club based themselves in the village of Saundersfoot for their third Pembrokeshire Driving Adventure.

This year, the club was pleased to host 23 cars and they were also joined en route by local Lotus owners. Even the weather this year joined in to make for a memorable weekend for all attending.

With two days of suggested routes around the byways of Pembrokeshire, there was plenty of driving and photography. The routes devised by local Lotus owners, David and Sian Boneham, were planned to give members an oversight of the splendours that Pembrokeshire has to offer.

On Saturday, the cars were no doubt seen in many local beauty spots, the route taking in Narberth, Maenclochog, Pentre Ifan, Newport, Fishguard, Porthgain for crab sandwiches at lunchtime, St. Davids, Milford and Tenby, returning to Saundersfoot late afternoon.

Sunday’s excursion began with a visit to Tenby Lifeboat Station, where members were treated to a superb talk on the history and current day operation of the station before a conducted tour of the lifeboat itself, and the Lotus Drivers Club wish to extend their thanks to all at Tenby Lifeboat Station and in particular to Mike Hickling, whose efforts made this such a memorable part of their weekend.

From Tenby, the day’s route saw the cars travelling to Skrinkle Haven, Manorbier, St. Govans, Green Bridge of Wales, Freshwater West, Angle and Pembroke.

As the club had been invited to enjoy the hospitality of the Wolfscastle Hotel, a well-earned cup of tea was enjoyed by all in their splendid garden setting, a fitting end to a splendid weekend. Once again thanks are due to Lee at the hotel for his kind invitation.

The club would like to thank all those in Saundersfoot who contributed to making this once again a memorable weekend. The Gower Hotel once again played host to the majority of members, whilst other establishments ensured exemplary accommodation. The Harbwr and Boathouse restaurant also ensured that members were very well-fed and watered. Very many thanks must also go to our friends in Saundersfoot Harbour who looked after our cars, providing secure parking throughout the weekend.

Much as Pembrokeshire provided its unique brand of weather over the weekend, numerous members remarked that it would not be long before they returned.

The welcome they received throughout the county made this a memorable occasion to be remembered and to be repeated.