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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Away in the West!

I have been having a little holiday in North Pembrokeshire, staying with my friend Vee who has just settled in St. Dogmaels in a lovely Georgian house on the banks of the river Teifi.

My friend's boathouse in summer, in late January it wasn't quite like this!

Though I pride myself on being pure Pembrokeshire, because both my parents and their ancestors were from the south of the county, I have rarely visited the north. Our southern part of Pembrokeshire is known as "Little England beyond Wales" because we were invaded way back by the Normans and as a consequence were quite anglified in comparison.  We only ventured north to visit family, in my case Cigerran, when my cousins used to take me through St. Dogmaels to picnic on Poppit Sands - passing Vee's house on our way!

So this visit was a voyage of discovery, a bit late in the day, but I am converted.  Here are some pictures of my visit to Newport Pem. on a cold but sunny day - a walk along the shore, the tide on the turn and admiring some pretty houses!










10 comments:

Content in a Cottage said...

Mary...
Thanks for the wonderful photo tour. Have fun.
Rosemary

Sue said...

I visited distant relatives in Newcastle Emyln some 40 years ago and haven't been back since. I thought it was beautiful then and by chance a friend has moved to the area and am due to reacquaint myself soon.
It's just such a long winding road from the Carmarthen.
A lovely place to unwind

annie said...

So beautiful, I would someday love to see this! thank you.

Esse-Riekje said...

So lovely there, beautiful...

Mary Jenkins said...

Yes Sue, it is a very winding road from Carmarthen, it's worse than the one to Lampeter. I actually went on the train to Carmarthen and my friend picked me up there - she is used to it!

audrey said...

Beautiful scenery! Wow, does that make me want to travel.:)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

such pretty photos - what a nice vacation you must have had.

elettaria said...

Lovely photos, especially of the beach. It reminds me of a holiday I had in North Berwick the other year.

I wanted to let you know that I have just completed my first Welsh wholecloth quilt, as inspired by your book! You can see the details at http://quilting.livejournal.com/1584475.html.

Vivienne at Rainbow Disks said...

Now I see what you have been talking about - lovely. Give my regards to V! V x

Anonymous said...

Votre blog est très très beau..
Anne-Michèle