Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Beautiful beaches

Last week I spent a few days in West Wales and spent a day going along the coast from Tenby to Freshwater West. Here are a few of my pictures:

This was a boat we could see from Tenby. It was a little cloudy though.

This was a lady walking her dog on Manorbier beach. You can see Caldey Island quite clearly in the background.

This is Freshwater East. It was so peaceful here and we managed to find a heart shaped pebble as well as some pretty pieces of shell.

This is Stackpole Quay. Its on an estate run by the National Trust. This was taken not far from the car park but you could walk across their land to reach some more beaches.

The above are all pictures of Barafundle. We walked to the beach through the National Trust land and it was well worth it. The pictures were taken in the space of about 10 minutes so you can see how quickly the clouds were blowing over. Luckily it didn't rain.

We went to Freshwater West next. You have to drive past an MoD Firing Range to get to it but it is so peaceful when you get there. There were a lot of people surfing as the waves were a lot rougher here. The sand was lovely but I wasn't so keen on the dead baby squids and sand worms near the rock pools.

The last place we went to was St Govan's Chapel. We had to double back to here from Freshwater West as the road had been closed when they were firing in the MoD firing range and had to wait until it had stopped as the road went directly through it. We were a bit worried at this point in case they hadn't actually stopped firing but we were ok! It was so worth it too. I had always wanted to go here. There is a little chapel built on the beach which you reach by going down some steep steps in the cliff. The chapel was beautiful and so was the beach. It was amazing and peaceful down there. Unbelievable to think that it is owned by the MoD.

After visiting all these places it made me think how lucky we are to have all this natural beauty so close to home.

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