Sunday, 15 November 2009

That's Better!

After all the rough weather, we were glad to find Tenby and the harbour tranquil in the sun on a glorious Sunday morning and had a good walk round the town, Castle Hill, Town Beach and South Beach.

Ready for the next trip out!

View from the harbour across North Beach

Harbour rust.

Town Beach and South Beach were quite busy, with folks out and about for a breath of fresh air after all the rough weather of the weekend.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Short Mat Bowls

We have spent our day short mat bowling in the Pembrokeshire Short Mat Bowls Annual Rinks Competition (a fours competition) for The South Pembrokeshire Shield, at Heatherton . We put our short mats down on the main long mat indoor rink there and had eight mats out today.

Our team, from Llanteg, won the first match of our three, but then lost the other two and so did not progress on to the second round. We played (nearly) our best, but it was not good enough as there were some very good players attending today. So it was an early bath for us! Our next Heatherton competition will be the Annual Open Pairs Competition for The Joan Proctor Memorial Shield in December.

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Friday, 13 November 2009

Forest of Dean

We have had a few days away walking in the Forest of Dean and in the Cyril Hart Arboretum and managed it just before the really bad weather set in!

"The long, misty path."

Dawn Redwood. (Metasequoia Glyptostroboides)

Brilliant reflections, but not really enough light.

Very wet, misty and atmospheric.

Sunday, 8 November 2009


After watching the Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph, we went to the War Memorial above Freshwater West, Castlemartin to leave crosses in memory of Sgt Donald William Walker of Bomber Command, aged 21 (24 December 1943) and Pte Walter William Scroggs of York & Lancaster Regiment, aged 33 (12 November 1916).

Freshwater West on a beautiful day!

A lovely walk at Freshwater West today. Lots of walkers about in brilliant sunshine. The rock formations are quite spectacular and with very interesting geology. Must find out more about the geology of this area.

Tranquil in the afternoon light.

Conglomerate I think and the red rocks look great in the sun.

Fabulous photographic rocks!

More of the red rocks of Freshwater West.

Freshwater West in afternoon light.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Carew Castle and Mill - one of our favourite short walks.

We did this walk today. The weather had been foul with viscious downpours, but the sun tried to appear and the clouds cleared, so we headed out and were very pleased that we did!

A Couple of Autumn Walks

This blue tit thought it would pay a visit to our utility room this morning!

Evening light at Slebech.
View from the bridge.

Black Pool Mill. Closed now until Easter.
It gets very busy during the summer months.

The first walk took us to Slebech on Friday when we went over the bridge past Black Pool Mill and up to the high ground overlooking Caneston. The light was wonderful.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Autumn in Picton Castle Gardens. A trip taken with the head gardener, Roddy Milne

This morning was spent in these lovely gardens with the Garden Club.

I am a novice gardener, so don't know the names of all these wonderful plants and trees.

Bright, cheery berries, just ready for the birds' winter feeding.

These gardens are spectacular, especially now with all the autumn colours. This particular flower looks so exotic I think it should be in an orchid house!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Holiday Snaps from Cornwall

Thomas the tank engine at St Ives

Sennen Harbour

Jenny and Whinney

Maggie and Jenny at Barwick Equestrian

Newlyn Harbour in the sun

Mousehole Harbour on a rather dull day.
All taken on a lovely trip to Cornwall visiting family and friends.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Last chance to have a blackberry and apple pie!

Irish Ferries on its afternoon sailing from Pemroke Dock to Cork.

Angle in Autumn

In view of the glorious weather over the weekend we took ourselves off for a wonderful walk around the Angle Penisular. Lots of other walkers about and the sun was warm!

Thursday, 8 October 2009


In to Tenby today to my genealogy IT class. Took this shot at about 9.00 am just as the sun was coming up. It had been very cold overnight - 4 degrees - so autumn has now fully arrived!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Shopping Trip to Pembroke Dock

Just the usual thing.

Went armed with a short list of all we needed and came back with a boot full of extra things like lawn feed and moss killer, whiskey, wine, bottled cherries, brandy-flavoured mincemeat (well Christmas is getting a bit nearer), ironing board cover and muesli.

Lunched out as it was getting late. Weather foul! Our weather station measured 1" of rain last night and it is still raining on and off, so all together a stay-in afternoon.

I do have to go out this evening though. So that may be another blog tomorrow.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Yes, I'm Still Around!!

Hi there. No doubt you thought I had gone in to total hibernation. Well, obviously I had for a while. But my New Year's resolution (which year - who knows!) is to try to keep my blog going.

I follow a few other blogs which I will put on my blog list eventually and keeping up with those has inspired me to start again.
I shall also add some photos.
We went for a fabulous walk this afternoon to Stackpole Quay and Barafundle Beach and walked across the beach and up as far as Stackpole Head. The sea was like a millpond and there was little or no wind, so it was really glorious.