Until we retired July would always be the month we took a holiday sometimes for one week sometimes a little longer. I was watching a television programme recently about a year on the coast in Pembrokeshire and it brought back lots of happy memories. I decided to look through the photograph archives to see how long ago it was. I was sure it was over ten years ago and so it was, July 2006 infact. We stayed in a self catering cottage which was basic but comfortable.
Below are some photos of our visit.
Above and below St Davids
Red Valerian growing in the walls
Solva - I still have the hat.
Pentre Ifan - A Neolithic or New Stone Age burial site. The giant capstone is about five metres in length and has probably been in the same position for over five thousand years. The stones are Pembrokeshire bluestones from the nearby Preseli hills, the stone which was also used to build Stonehendge
Newport beach where we saw a small pod of Dolphins far out in the water. There was a general excitement across the beach as people rushed to the water's edge to watch them.
Dunlin on Newport Beach
Castel Henllys a replica Iron Age Village not far from the coast.
Inside one of the iron age huts, it was hot outside and there was a roaring fire with smoke swirling into the rafters on the inside.
The boat to Skomer Island
Carreg Coetan - a Neolithic Chamber tomb with links to Arthurian legend. It is a burial chamber of the New Stone Age. Excavations at the site have produced finds of Stone Age pottery, stone tools and cremated remains.
Colby Woodland Gardens
Haverford West Town Museum and Archives Office
We visited the Musems in both Haverfordwest and Tenby because of their connection to one of my favourite artists Gwen John who was born in Haverfordwest and lived for sometime at Tenby before moving to France.
Narberth I don't know what the town is like now but when we visited is was a lively main street with lots of little individual shops, cafes and delicatessens.
I enjoyed looking back at the photos of our visit.
The second in the series of programmes this week is about a year on the Fens. As we lived for about twelve years in South Lincolnshire and just over twenty miles from the Wash I'm looking forward to watching this programme too.