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September 25th 2017
Published: September 25th 2017
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Waking up this morning and looking out the window there was some blue sky visible! Something we hadn't seen for a few days! Down to a delicious breakfast and then off to start our day at St David's. On our way through Solva, we noticed that the harbour had water in, so stopped to take as photo . Then on to St David's. We parked the car in the cathedral carpark, and went first to the ruins of the Bishops palace. This was quite a grand building- amazing considering the bishop at St David's had a budget of 350 pounds per year, while the one in Durham had 3000! ( this was a few hundred years ago!) There was good descriptions in each of the rooms, and we spent a while looking over the buildings. We wanted to have a good look at the cathedral too, so then went there. The cathedral was much bigger than we thought, and also much grander. Last night at the service we couldn't see past the choir screen to the altar, and the building back there was much more colourful and light. We also looked around the rest of the area which had once housed the Abbey. There was a great refrectory, where we had morning tea, before setting off into the town. We walked around the town, then onto the coastal walk. The walk took us across fields and down to the cliffs. The views were spectacular. We walked to Non's Chapel, then round to Caerfai Bay and back to St David's. We decided to have lunch at the cathedral refectory, and enjoyed some great sandwiches. We decided to go to Tenby for the afternoon. We had seen an episode of Grand Designs where the Tenby lifeboat station was converted into a beach house. We wanted to see what it looked like in the flesh! Tenby is definitely a tourist town. There are lots of hotels and guest houses on the esplanade overlooking the beach, and even now that school has gone back and the holidays are over, there were lots of tourists in town. We walked around to the harbour and found both the new lifeboat station ( and its lifeboat inside), as well as the old lifeboat station now converted. We were glad to have seen the town and the lifeboat stations, but certainly the town really held no other interest for us. Dinner tonight at cwtch in St David's. Another delicious meal.


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