Sunday, September 08, 2013

Oh I do like.....

to be beside the seaside, especially when I have a view like this where you can watch the comings and goings of the tides and people.

We wanted a short break and we fortunate to find this apartment was free for the days we wanted.It is in Tenby in Wales.  I had never been to Wales before so after a lovely welcome we set out to explore. Oh my.
 There are three sandy beaches,  this is North Beach

 and this is Castle Beach which leads to  South Beach which stretches for miles

 The town has the remains of the fortifying walls and some wonderful houses, Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton visited and Roald Dahl spent his childhood Easter holidays in the house next to ours.

The Pembrokshire coast is truly spectacular and we had some breathtaking walks to  St Govan's Head  where we counted the steps down and true to legend counted a different number on the way back up.
and to the Green Bridge of Wales and the Stack Rocks where you can see the layers of the earth's crust

Another visit was to Caldey Island . The island is owned by an order of Cistercian monks and is only accessible by boat.This is the way I like my sea when I am on it.

We arrived at this beach
and walked to the cliffs on the other side of the island

 where we met some of the inhabitants.

The quiet on the island was lovely, it is so rare these days.
Back in the harbour, our little home is marked with a cross and the building on the left is the Roald Dahl house.

 As you can see were blessed with perfect weather, a very unusual occurrence for us. Sunsets and a bookshop to come.


MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Patricia. What a lovely holiday. Beautiful photos. I need a vacation!
best, nadia

Margaret said...

What a perfectly beautiful wee holiday! Thanks for sharing your photos; there is richness in that place.

Clare Wassermann said...

Gorgeous, lucky you! X

Laura said...

Amazing photos :)

sharon young said...

What a gorgeous place, and amazing weather, I love the Pembroke coast, but haven't been to Tenby yet, looks like a must, thanks for sharing your pics.