26-Aug-2001 -- After our success finding our first confluence (52N 4W) we set out from our Hotel in search of 52N 5W. According to my mapping software, the confluence was in a little village on the west Wales coast called Goodwick.
From our hotel in Caerphilly after breakfast and headed west along the M4. After a while we required a change in the team set up, due to a few members of the crew becoming quite restless in the rear of the car. With Me now driving and my Mother navigating we continued our journey. After the M4 turned to the A48 we continued on towards Carmarthen, where we then went onto the A40 towards Llanddewi Velfrey. About 2 miles after this town we turned right onto the B4313 and headed North towards Fishguard. This is a very scenic drive as the road boarders the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. As we arrived into Fishguard it’s down the hill and past the Sea Ferry, which goes to Ireland. Just as you pass the great view of Cardigan Bay, take a left at the roundabout along Wern road which runs next to the railway line. Take the second right under the railway at Jackson way. As you round the corner, you can park your car just ahead on the right in Manor Parade and then take a short walk.
The confluence is about 100 metres from where we parked. As you approach you find that the confluence is somewhere on the corner of Jackson Way and a rear lane. If you walk down the lane slightly it’s as close as we could get without having to take on the bramble bushes and bracken ferns. We managed to get very close and the eTrex was showing an accuracy of 5m, so that was good enough for the team. We marked the spot and took our photos.
Fishguard is the site of the final invasion of Britain. In this case by the French, so the place has quite a part in history. You can read all about this interesting event while enjoying a quiet beer in the Royal Oak Hotel. The staff at which I would like to thank for allowing me to charge my laptop so we could find our way home. We are all looking forward to the next hunt.