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Fishink in Pembrokeshire Part 2

July 27, 2013

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It’s been so hot lately that we’ve been relieved to have some coastal breezes to help with the heatwave. After a stunning day on Skomer Island with the Puffins we visited a few of the more local Pembrokeshire beaches. This is Nolten Haven.

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Not too far away is the pretty town of St Davids. I have featured the amazing Cathedral there previously.

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Look at the amazing colours of the stone here.

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Whilst I was sitting on the beach a diver emerged out of the waves in full wetsuit, flippers and harpoon gun, aka James Bond ! Apparently it took him just two hours to capture this wonderful catch. It wasn’t just people having fun on the beach, these two West Highland Terriers were running themselves ragged : )

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Coming back from the beach I popped into the  Oriel y Parc Gallery and Giftshop. A lovely site with sculptures in the grounds, a wonderful exhibition featuring artwork by Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash and John Piper. I was also lucky to meet the present artist in residence Grahame Hurd-Wood who’s bright and vibrant paintings sing of the landscape of the area. Grahame is a friend of one of the party I was visiting with so we got to catch up with him in the comfort of his lovely home too. A charming gent.

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This huge tree had been sculpted into a woodland haven for many carved animals.

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Later that evening we went over to my favourite local place to eat, drink and watch the sun go down… The Druidstone in Broad Haven. A beautiful calm and relaxing place filled with art, sunny corners and a feeling of sixties hippiedom.

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Cheers !  On the way homeward we stopped off at Sugar Loaf Hill above Crickhowell.

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As a tea time food stop we pulled into The Red Lion Inn in Llanafan Fawr. Opposite St Afans’ Church, with claims to be the oldest pub in Powys. Superb Food and friendly landlord, makes it another recommended stop off.

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This barn looked like it was laughing, or is it just me … one too many beers perhaps!

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We also quickly stopped in the pretty Llandrindod Wells an spotted these adverts and store fronts along their main shopping street.

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Then it was homeward bound and a goodbye to Pembrokeshire and Wales for another while. Stunning scenery

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2013 5:01 pm

    This makes me want to hop a plane! Wonderful photos!!

    • July 28, 2013 9:04 am

      Great to hear such an enthused response. Perhaps one day you’ll hop on that plane too !

  2. July 27, 2013 9:41 pm

    Brought back happy memories of a Summer in Pembrokeshire when I was younger- learning to walk again on the coastal path and beaches. Thanks!

    • July 28, 2013 9:05 am

      Ahh how lovely to hear. Good to see you again I thought we’d lost your comments. Hope all is well with you. C x

      • July 29, 2013 7:49 pm

        I’ m ok thanks- just stupidy busy, fitting as much in as I can before an op. happens…waiting for a date for that…very tedious…

  3. July 29, 2013 8:19 pm

    Well lovely to hear from you, did miss your art based quips : ) Flippers crossed for a quick and painless op with a speedy recovery too. Take care C

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