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  • Day334

    St David's

    July 25 in the United Kingdom

    Am Mittwoch waren Mama und ich wieder joggen. Obwohl das jedes Mal wieder eine Qual ist werde ich immer schneller und ich fühle mich gut danach. Zuhause waren wir duschen und haben dann gefrühstückt bevor wir dann relativ bald aufgebrochen sind zu unserem relativ langen Ausflug.
    Raus aus unserem Teil in Wales, hinein in Pembrokeshire, sind wir ungefähr 2 ½ Stunden nach St David’s gefahren, der kleinsten Stadt Großbritanniens. An Ostern war ich in Wells, der kleinsten Stadt Englands, aber diese war noch kleiner. Eine riesen Kathedrale und die Ruine des Bischofs Platzes stehen außerhalb eines durchaus kleinen Dörfchens, durch die Kathedrale aber eben Stadt genannt.
    In St David’s angekommen sind wir als erstes ‚in‘ die Ruine gegangen. Einige Wendeltreppen konnte man da hoch und runter. Es hat Spaß gemacht das alles zu erkunden. Das Wetter war wunderschön und das, was vom Haus noch da war, auch.
    Nach der Ruine haben wir uns die riesige Kathedrale angeguckt. Da hat gerade ein Chor geprobt, was bei der Atmosphäre immer echt hilft. Zahlreiche verschiedene Arten von Decken waren in der Kathedrale zu bewundern. Immer mal wieder wurde anscheinend in einem anderen Stil angebaut, das Sammelsurium war aber echt schön.
    Die Kathedrale wurde in einer Senke gebaut, und nicht wie üblich auf einer Erhöhung, damit man sie von der Küste aus nicht sehen konnte. Indem sie nicht gezeigt haben, dass sie da sind, wollten sie sich vor dem Ausrauben schützen. Das hat auch gut geklappt, bis auf die drei Mal halt…
    In der Stadt St David’s sind wir dann einmal durch die Straßen gelaufen und haben Burger zu Mittag gegessen, womit unser Aufenthalt in St David’s dann auch schon wieder vorbei war.
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  • Day334

    Whitesands Bay

    July 25 in the United Kingdom

    Nach St David’s sind wir allerdings noch nicht wieder zurückgefahren, sondern sind zu einem kleinen, dezent überfüllten Badestrand gefahren. Mama, Jakob und ich sind dann auch schwimmen gegangen. Jakob und ich haben mit Ball werfen angefangen, sind dabei aber immer weiter reingegangen und haben dann halt irgendwann auch angefangen zu schwimmen. Mama hat sich zu uns gesellt und wir hatten mal wieder einen Nachmittag / frühen Abend, der sich 100%ig so angefühlt hat, wie man sich Sommer vorstellt.
    Nach dem Schwimmen hat Tomke dann auch noch beim Bilder machen geholfen, was immer sehr viel Spaß macht. Unglaublich lange waren wir nicht an dem Strand, aber wir haben die Zeit genossen.
    Auf dem Rückweg haben wir bei Lidl ein paar Sachen eingekauft, aber sonst hab ich die ganze Zeit gelesen. Nach der Fahrt war ich dann extrem müde und mir war auch ziemlich kalt. Trotzdem haben wir zu Abend gegessen und dann ein bisschen noch gespielt, bevor wir ins Bett gegangen sind.
    Ich hab also durchaus ein bisschen Sport gemacht und interessante Sachen gesehen und das in einem Land, wo ich vorher noch nicht war, der Tag war also ein voller Erfolg.
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  • Day27

    Goodwick & Fishguard

    August 15, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    Cycled from Goodwick to Fishguard and had a look round the Farmer's Market, craft shops, family butchers and organic fruit and veg shop. Went canoeing the next day and came within 10m of a seal lounging on a fisher's box float, paddled into caves and under arches, beautiful views of the coastline from the water!

  • Day26

    Ramsey Island

    August 14, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    Caught the boat over to this RSPB reserve. Amazing wildlife and a wonderful peaceful place. Saw Choughs, Wheatears as well as seals and a school of Porpoises. Spent the day surrounded by sweet smelling heather pollen.

  • Day108

    Day 108: Pembrokeshire

    June 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    After wanting to do some hiking yesterday and not having much luck with the weather, today of course dawned with brilliant blue skies and promisingly warm sunshine. Of course we were going to be in the car a lot of today!

    We checked out of the cabin and hit the road around 9:30, heading south-west towards the coastline. First stop was the small village of Ystradgynlais to pick up some breakfast. Found a cafe that sold bacon baps with coffee for 2.50 each, so we grabbed a pair and scoffed them in the car.

    It was quite a long drive to our first destination, Barafundle Beach near the south-western tip of Wales. It's a large bay with a big sandy beach, surrounded by cliffs and fairly sheltered from the weather. Very pretty spot, with the green hills, grey slate cliffs, surprisingly white sand and deep blue shades of water. I got very annoyed at the car park, because it was a flat fee of five pounds to park regardless of whether you were staying a few minutes or a few hours. Ridiculous, and no wonder they have traffic problems nearby where people squeeze into the strangest of spaces to avoid paying.

    But regardless, we had a nice 20 minute walk over a few rolling hills to the beach which Schnitzel also very much enjoyed. Shandos was brave enough to put her feet in the water, but I contented myself with taking photos and retreating! Apparently not as cold as she was expecting. Lots of families parked on the sand enjoying the sunshine and their day out.

    Back up to the car where we headed further west into Pembrokeshire. More fantastic countryside, with green rolling hills, loads of sheep, a few grey stone outcrops poking up, and the sea never too far away. We stopped at our lunch destination, a food truck called Cafe Môr where they serve local cuisine and apparently one of the best food trucks in Britain.

    It was in a great spot, in a car park on a bluff above a huge long sandy beach, though this one definitely wasn't a beach for relaxing and swimming - much more wild and windswept! The food truck is apparently famous for their lobster rolls which unfortunately were out of season, but we had a crab roll with laverbread (a sort of seaweed sauce/paste) and a classic burger with the laverbread as well. Very tasty! Also interested to see that Cafe Môr meant "cafe by the sea" - very close to what it would be in Spanish (Cafe del Mar). I've noticed a couple of Welsh words that seem quite Spanish (or I guess, Latin-originating), maybe it's more closely related to Latin than to English? Something to follow up another time.

    Back in the car where we drove another two hours, this time north to the town of St David's, right on the western tip of Wales. This is the location of St David's Cathedral, a fairly famous landmark and home to the eponymous St David. He was a local bishop in the 6th century who performed miracles and eventually became venerated as the patron saint of Wales, and was buried here after his death.

    We wanted to look around the cathedral, but as luck would have it a BBC orchestra were performing live in there later in the evening. Half the building was blocked off, and they were busy rehearsing so you couldn't really do much inside anyway. Alas! The rest of the site wasn't free and we didn't feel like paying to access another ruined abbey, so we headed up the hill for a spot of afternoon tea and a pint in the sunshine!

    Back to the car where we drove eastward for another couple of hours to our accommodation for the night: a room in a large country house near the town of Newcastle Emlyn. The lady hosting us was very chatty and we had a long conversation with her, close to a couple of hours! At first I thought she must've been quite lonely as she started to unload a whole lot of baggage about her divorce and her kids and her sister who died of cancer last year and her pets and so on, but we both soon realised she was just a talker. A serious talker.

    Hurried down through the fields to the pub as I wanted to catch the Champions League final, but unfortunately it wasn't on the TV! Neither was it on TV at the other pub! So we had a quick dinner of chicken curry and headed back up to the house where I made it in time for the start of the second half. Priorities!

    Not much sleep for me tonight as I was just about to head for bed when news started breaking about the terrorist attack in London. I made the mistake of flipping on the BBC and getting hooked on the live coverage, which I ended up watching until well into the night! Sad to see, and slightly unnerving since we'd been at Borough Market only a couple of weeks earlier. But what can you do? Not much I think, just enjoy every day that you have and be happy with what you've accomplished.
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  • Day8

    Castle & Cake perfection.

    August 18 in the United Kingdom

    What to do - dodgy forecast & a day to kill. Initial plans of going to Barafundel Bay seemed wildly optimistic especially when once we'd finished packing & headed off we were rewarded with rain. On the hoof planning opted for the fall back option of Pembroke Castle - surely a good option in the rain. Directions plugged into the phone & we set off. 5 or so miles from Pembroke, we were greeted with signs indicating the bridge across was a toll. Contemplated whether to stick with the plan or just head off. Parked up & realised that heading off from here would basically mean going back the way we came & starting the journey again. The toll was only 75p so we pushed on. So glad we did. Parking was cheap, castle was cheap (certainly compared to Warwick - seriously £27) We tagged onto a guided group which in terms of entertainment & knowledge was superb. The guide, Gareth, was a retired history teacher & he ckearly loved his new job. In terms of staying dry it wasn't so good but it was worth it to find out all the ingenious ways there were for killing people - kids must love this guy. The 75 min tour lasted 95 mins & we could've listened to his stories far longer. Had a little explore of some of the unique features on our own & then set off in search of food. Didn't have to look far - the cake shop was a suitable candidate. Never have I seen so many cake options. Both had soup to leave space, but hearty doesn't begin to describe the offerings so take away cake it had to be (ginger & lime drizzle; blackberry & apple) Back to the car to head off to Newport. Checked in & a slightly less successful tea for Liz - the burger was just too big for her tiny mouth. Major frustration. At least there was some tasty cake to look forward to.Read more

  • Day4

    Pollen problems.

    August 14 in the United Kingdom

    Similar plan to yesterday but a right turn at our beach as opposed to left. Headed to Newport & opening hours of eating establishments had been checked prior to departure. A far less undulating route was the bonus, however for some reason the fields full of grass wasn't so good for the hayfever. Dope myself up when back at basecamp but for now snotty & bleary eyed. Half way point at a deserted beach accesible only by the footpath. On leaving there was a possible dolphin sighting (not by me obviously) Pushed onto Newport stopping only for multiple blackberry scrumpings and for a tiny vole. Posed momentarily but by the time the camera was out he'd scarpered. Gentle descent to the marine end of town - kayaking, sailing & water skiing all going on. Would there be food going on. The waterside cafe of choice was serving - as you'd expect in August. Stifling inside, so outside in the cloud. Nice crab sarnies & chicken dippers. Walked a little further along the path - estuary views and questionable views of the remains of a Norman fort or was it just a mound? Back through town scrutinising the ludicrously priced & poncy menus. Instead headed into a second hand book store (wonder whose idea that was?) Picked up a couple of bargains & headed back. Sun was trying but just not hard enough. By the time we were back it was a little brighter - a little time in the garden. Miraculously no Welsh cakes consumed - can't last.Read more

  • Day1

    A rather damp arrival.

    August 11 in the United Kingdom

    Set off in the finest Merseyside sunshine safe in the knowledge that such a state of affairs was unlikely to last much beyond the border. The car was well laden down - uncertain weather forecasts necessitates a broad range of clothing. Opted for the tunnel rather than the chaos of the M6 or the robbery of the Mersey Gateway. Stocked up at Wrexham & pushed on to the A road nightmare that would be stuck behind endless bastard boxes (caravans) Thankfully that didn't really hit us until Aberystwyth along with the rain. A couple of detours along country lanes but the start of the season commentaries and the occasional apple kept me alert. The turn off to the cottage was a bit of a double take - the clue was in the satnav instruction - turn right onto alley. Hmmm. Alley was a little generous. Eventually wound up in a farm courtyard & our cottage was a former stable. Unpacked the bikes and then the car - damp work in the rain. Settled in & braved the rain to head to Fishguard & the local supermarket (ish) Pizza & fruit for tea. Early night - 5 hours of driving behind slow arses can be a little draining.Read more

  • Day2

    The sun smiles when the reds win.

    August 12 in the United Kingdom

    Woke up to bad dreams about work (Ofsted) & rain. Not looking good but since Jurgen's finest were playing today, a chunk of the day would be inside watching the mighty reds at which point rain wouldn't be the end of the world. Liverpool loosing - that might be. On the verge of a snotty call to the letting agents when the shower wouldn't co-operate - Liz sorted it & hopefully a one off. Spent the morning reading & having a quick dash down to the beach when the rain eased. And then dashing back when it didn't. Located a couple of suitable venues for the match that showed football & also served food. Headed in only to discover that the chosen boozer wasn't in fact serving - no chef - for 3 weeks. The landlord didn't seem too happy. We had prime specs - do we give them up for sustenance or do we have a sunday lunch of crisps. No choice. Great views of 4 fine goals. Happy days - top of the league after 1 game - hopefully the same after 38 games. To be fair to the landlord he pointed us in the right direction for a sunday lunch post match. Opted instead to have a snack of 'G's' favourite - some Welsh cakes. Can see his point - their 'beltin' boyo. By now the sun had made an appearance - the world is a better place when Liverpool win. Down to the beach - a mear 1 min walk downhill - couldn't really be much closer. Soaked up some rays & took a little (slippery) walk along the coastal path. Need boots really.Read more

  • Day3

    Closed in August - How dare they!

    August 13 in the United Kingdom

    The forecast wasn't too bad so the planned hike around Dinas Head got the go ahead. That said there was much debate about atire - Shorts? Boots? Waterproof? Couldn't decide - whatever would be wrong. Rather like yesterday the cloud cover looked set in for the day so a case of make the best of it. The walk to Cwm yr Eglwys was fairly straight forward - high tide so little beach to speak of so pushed on safe in the knowledge that the headland hike may be hard work but at the end was a pub lunch. While the sun wasn't around it was still quite warm & this was the serious part of the walk - seal spotting. Well for those of us with remotely decent eyesight - so just Liz. Spotted one around half way much to her delight. Celebratory banana. Once past the half way cairn it was downhill all the way & eventually the Old Sailor pub came into view along with the beach at Pwllgwaelod. The closer we got the more it became apparent that all the benches outside were vacant - in August... Now it had been quiet on the walk & the weather wasn't great but... Bad feeling. Got there to find it was closed on Mondays. IN AUGUST. Wouldn't get that in Cornwall. At least it was a flat walk back to Cwm yr Eglwys. Plenty of blackberries & an ice cream by the beach. And the sun made an appearance. By the time we were back the cloud had well & truly been burned off. Little bit of late lunch, relax & down to the local beach for a swim. Bit of a battle getting in. Refreshing or something like that...Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Pembrokeshire, PEM, بيمبروكشاير, Пембрукшър, Sir Benfro, ペンブルックシャー, 펨브로크셔 주, Pembrukšyras, Пембрукшир, 彭布罗克郡

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