Thursday, 28 May 2015

beside the sea

Pembrokeshire in late spring is such a beautiful place to be. We have just come back from a much needed break, staying in the south of the county which is an area I haven't really explored before.

What prompted us to down tools at home and escape to the coast was that Karl was participating in Pendine Speed Week with his modified vintage BSA bike to see if he could take the British Land Speed Record for a vintage bike (he was successful!).


While he was busy doing his speed thing, the boys and I had our own mini adventure exploring the beaches and coastline of Manorbier and Skrinkle Bay. Walking along the cliff top path with children is an adventure in itself but well worth the worry as the cliff tops were beautiful smothered in wildflowers such as sea thrift, bluebells and red campion, and sea birds nesting. The boys were fascinated by it all (and were instinctively careful!).

Manorbier Castle and beach


Skrinkle Bay and 'Church Doors'

Huge jellyfish had been washed up on the beaches which was quite a sad yet incredible sight.

After the biking, Karl joined us exploring St. Govan's Chapel and Barafundle Bay. I've wanted to see St. Govan's Chapel for years, intrigued by this little building perched on the cliff face. Luckily the tide was in, enhancing the charm and vulnerability of the place.


 It was lovely to end the break by spending the afternoon at Barafundle Bay, having some seaside fun on the golden sand and paddling in the {freezing} sea!

Barafundle Bay

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