Saturday, 15 August 2015

St Davids to Broad Haven


Hello. Today is the last of my holiday posts so I thought we'd head along the stunning coastline.


Starting at St Davids which is the UK smallest city, yep it's tiny with a population of about 1700, so why is it a city you ask well...........


There is this teeny tiny I mean honking great cathedral. St Davids Cathedral which is the final resting place of the patron saint of wales saint David.


It's amazes me to see these buildings, and wonder how they were ever constructed so long ago.


There has been a place of worship here since the 6th century, with links to the legends of King Arthur and Merlin.


Driving along the coast you then come to New Gale, which is a enormous 3 mile long beach, perfect for surfing and kites


Whats even more amazing about this beach is that underneath the sands are the remains of a 10,000 year old forest, in 2014 a huge storm hit the beach removing all the sand and exposing the Forest, it's hard to believe.  I put a link here if you want to read a bit more about it.




 The day before we came home a storm surge hit the coast with 5 metre high waves predicted so we couldn't resist heading back to New Gale again to enjoy the awesome power of mother nature.


Wales has the most amazing coastal path that I think pretty much goes the length of the coastline, and fortunately some of it has been made accessible for wheelchairs,  the next couple pictures were taken at



Haroldston Chins, which has a small piece of accessible coastal path.


So we've done the coastal path now to the beach, just look at all that wonderful sunshine!!! this is Broad Haven beach where we hired this fabulous beach wheelchair.  I've wanted to try one for ages and was sooo looking forward to this.  


So the sun was shining the boys were off playing in the sea, I'd settled down for a bit of crochet and then...........


This happened, I've never seen rain like it, freezing cold and straight off the Atlantic, there I was stranded on the beach, in the tipping rain no way of getting the boys back while my lovely sister 'R' was ferrying stuff back to the car, so many people kindly stopped to ask me it I was ok.  You've got to see the funny side,  Oh well you win some you loose some, tis the British summer after all.


About 30 minutes later along the coast at Little Haven still soaking wet, (not the best day to where linen trousers) the sun was back out and I was enjoying the wonderful view.


So that's about it for our trip to Wales, it was so lovely to visit family and enjoy the wonderful scenery.


The day we left it rained so hard and didn't stop until we were back over the Severn Bridge in England but I guess that's whats make the fields so very green.

Clare xx


9 comments:

  1. How great is that wheelchair! Never seen one like that before. It is good that you didn't let the rain stop you and that people stopped to ask if you were OK. It has been lovely sharing your holiday! xx

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  2. Thats really interesting about the forest, who would have thought that! Glad you had a good time despite the rain xxx

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  3. Thats really interesting about the forest, who would have thought that! Glad you had a good time despite the rain xxx

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  4. Thanks for your wheelchair tips, they are really useful to know what is possible. Love that forest and coastline. x

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  5. What a great wheelchair! Such a treat to be able to access the beach even if the weather did let you down! x

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  6. Awww I live that part of Wales. We used to stay in Broad Haven - so nice. X

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  7. I do love Wales, but my experiences have always been that way with the weather! I love the wheelchair - was it effective? I've never seen those before, I shall get my mum to look out for them.

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  8. These photos are just beautiful! I have always heard that Wales is beautiful and now I'm dying to go to the coast.

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  9. My word, that cathedral seems to sprawl a bit.

    Rain. Well, what can you say? Like you, I maintain it's what makes the countryside so green, fresh and beautiful!

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