Thursday, 7 June 2012

Tenby {1}

Last Saturday we drove from Blyth in Northumberland to Tenby in South West Wales - 9 hours in the car, and the M5 was like a giant car park from Tewkesbury to Exeter. Luckily we came off and took a detour via Ross-on-Wye, otherwise we may still be sat on the motorway!

Here are the first few days of our holiday:
Tenby Harbour with the castle behind

South Beach looking over to Caldey Island

St Davids Cathedral

St Justinians looking out to Ramsey Island:

Mum and I went out on a rigid inflatable round the island and saw loads of seals, cormorants, guillemots, razorbills, choughs (v. rare), kittiwakes and other seagulls!

From St. Davids we went to Porthgain, an unusually industrial landscape in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It had slate quarries nearby in the 19th century.

The Road to Jerusalem looking out over the sea with ruined quarry buildings in the background (the slate quarry was called Jerusalem).

The coast - I love the colour blue you get in the seas round Pembrokeshire on a sunny day!

The slate hoppers on the quayside (to the right of the picture).

The Sloop Inn  (minted lamb buurgers to die for!)

This was just the first couple of days in Pembrokeshire. Next time I get some internet access I'll post some more - just don't expect such gorgeous blue skies on the next lot - the weather has been torrential today!


Karen M said...

Thanks so much for sharing those photos. I love seeing other parts of the world. Sometime I should share pictures of the Bluegrass area of Kentucky, USA.

Cherie said...

What great pictures. Looks like a lovely place to visit. How did you survive 9 hours! 1 is hard enough for me =D

I'm having a giveaway on my blog. Feel free to stop by and enter (if you haven't already) =D

Kath Garvey said...

Hi Jennie, great photos, Many many moons ago I lived in Pembrokeshire and went to school at the convent in Tenby. The convent was opposite the the arches that take you into the town centre. I believe it is now a hotel. Spent many happy days on the beaches. We lived on the army camp at Manobier.
Thanks for sharing .