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Travel Blogs from Carmarthen
Woke up this morning to another grey sky, but the weather report is promising sunshine, yey. Today Mum, Dad and I headed off to Dylan Thomas's house. The Boathouse is in Laugharne, Wales, in which the poet Dylan Thomas lived with his family between 1949 and 1953, the last four years of his life. It was in this house that he wrote many major pieces. The house was cute, it had the most ...
... a huge expanse of sand with a glimmering sea at the end. The sand was scattered with clam, razor and mussel shells, there were even sea urchin skeletons. The beach cafe was closed so we walked back to the Park cafe and treated ourselves to a couple of yummy tarts. The evening was spent blogging, cooking and eating an amazing roast dinner and watching Downton Abbey, wishing I had a 1920's flapper dress on ...
... mining where children as young as 5 were put to work. In the evening Mum and Dad took Ris and I out for dinner to the locally popular Anthony's hotel, firstly it's not a hotel! It's a restaurant! And it's a little like sitting in someone's front room. It certainly had a local authentic feel and the men agreed served the best Welsh steak. I have begun to notice, the Welsh are in and out when it comes to going out for dinner, no messing ...
... chugged away and brought us up to the jetty. The tide has a massive movement and at low tide drops about 3 meters, it's so impressive. The island was brought in 1906 by the Benedictine order, there are 12 Benedictine monks, I must admit to having a crush on Brother Frances, who likes cheesy deep pan pizza! does all the chain sawing for the monastery and has a dog, shame he's celibate and a monk!!!! They ...
Chilled in the house this morning waiting for the folks to arrive. In the afternoon Ris and I re-visited Burry Port. The sun surprised us by coming out, so Ris donned his swimming gear and set off to the end of the stone harbour for a swim, the tide was out but beginning to come in at the rate of knots and boy was it strong. We then basked in the sun for a bit, watching the tide fill the port, then wandered to the lighthouse cafe for a cheeky ...
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