Thursday, 23 July 2009

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Abereiddi


As we approached the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddi the air was filled with excited shouts of encouragement, squeals of fright and delight, roars of congratulations and a lot of laughter. Several helmet, wetsuit & life jacket clad characters were 'coasteering' their way around the former quarry pit by climbing, scrambling, swimming and jumping from the rocks. Their enjoyment was obvious and infectious. It was particularly funny to see them walking on submerged rocks in the deeper water outside the lagoon as if they possessed some mysterious qualities that the rest of us only hear and read about in good books. We delayed our walk with pleasure to watch the spectacle.
If you are holidaying in the St Davids area and fancy trying some adventurous activities such as coasteering, climbing, sea kayaking or windsurfing contact TYF Adventure Activities for more information.
Anne I

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Porthgain


The small coastal village of Porthgain in north Pembrokeshire has a tiny harbour dominated on one side by the ruins of its industrial past. Once an important harbour from which bricks, slates and road stones were despatched by sea. Now a conservation area to preserve its heritage.

These days the village survives on fishing and tourism. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path passes through. There is a free car park for the less energetic. The Sloop Inn is thought to have been serving ale since 1743. It has now added food to its list of victuals - breakfast, lunch or dinner any of which can be eaten on the sunny terrace outside or inside amongst the eclectic mix of boating and other paraphernalia. The Shed is an award winning harbourside bistro specialising in their own caught seafood landed and served within hours. Booking is advisable.

A village green in the centre is an ideal place for children to let off steam while waiting for their food to be served. A few picnic benches have been provided here too.

There are two galleries The Harbour Lights and Alun Davies Gallery both exhibiting the work of Welsh artists.

This is a fascinating little place and well worth a visit.
Anne I

Monday, 13 July 2009

Lazy days by the pool


Ted tries to amuse himself by the pool as the others bask in the sunshine sipping wine.