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... or regretted that we hadn't packed in one more sight before bedtime.
The company has been superlative. Joan and Dave are fantastic people whom it's been a delight to get to know. Jeff, though he showed up late, remains as quietly charming as ever. And do we really need to say how much we love Annie, Michael, and the boys?
While Manorbier has changed a bit since the last time we were here (new exhibits; no access to ...
... rocky hills in the background. The plan was to use the local buses to get to various parts of the coastal footpath, starting at Newgale Beach which is where I managed to walk to two years ago. The plan failed because Treacle was so ill that she couldn't walk anywhere. So I spent a quiet, but happy time relaxing in the sun, sorting out the van and reading ...
Today begins our stay in Wales, which will see us through to the end of our (rather long) sojourn across the sea.
Manorbier Castle, the home of Gerald of Wales, lies in Pembrokeshire, approximately a three-hour drive from Frome. We detoured a bit on the way, driving through Bradford-on-Avon (where my father was born) to have a look at the Tithe Barn and then over to Tintern Abbey to see, well, the ...
... overhung with trees and bordered with ferns. I have done a bit of walking and a bit of eating cream teas in NT cafes and I spent a day exploring Tenby which despite being very busy was full of interest. Unfortunately Treacle is not well, it may be the dried pigs ear I fed her but she has a very upset stomach and is very ...
... previously been used in prehistoric times as a shelter.
Our afternoon stop was St Davids, Britain's smallest city with only 2,500 people, but a city nonetheless by virtue of its beautiful cathedral - Wales's holiest site. St Davids was the birthplace and burial site of Wales's patron saint, and has been a place of pilgrimage for 1500 years; a shrine holding his bones is contained within the cathedral. Built on the site of a 6th century chapel, the 12th-century building has started ...