Kapoors Year 8: Scotland/India/Bhutan travel blog

It Was Almost Too Late To Take Photos When We Arrived In...

The Next Morning When We Ventured Out Of Our Guesthouse, We Discovered...

We Made Our Way Down To The Harbour And Saw Dozens Of...

We Climbed To The Highest Vantage Point Above The Picturesque Town

There's Not Much Remaining Of The Old Fort Overlooking The Bristol Channel,...

Our Hosts Directed Us To The Hope And Anchor Inn For A...

I'd Read That St. Mary's Church Was Worth Visiting, And It Was...

It Was Very Light And Airy After The Dark Stone Churches We'd...

The White Paint, Light Wooden Pews And Abundance Of Windows Made It...

The Pulpit Was Pretty Startling With The Massive Soaring Eagle

All The Pews Had Hand-Embroidered Cushions For Worshippers To Kneel On

This One Had A Lovely Winter Scene, It Reminded Me Of Canada...

I Found This To Be A Very Unusual Tomb, With A Man...

Anil And I Were Both Delighted To Come Upon A Memorial To...

He Was A Court Physician, As Well As A Prominent Mathematician, Born...

As We Were Leaving, We Came Upon A Rather Gruesome-Looking Stone Memorial

Thank Goodness There Was Something Written To Explain The Reason For This...

Towards The End Of The Day We Spotted The Same Scene By...

Anil Was Tired From All The Day's Activities, But I Wanted To...

What A Difference From The Morning! A Massive Beach Had Appeared And...

I Climbed Down Some Stairs In Order To Walk On The Beach,...

I Came Upon This Unusual Structure, And Later Learned That It Is...

Clearly Not All Rescue Missions Were Successful, This Buoy Is Now Used...

I Walked Around The Headland, And Climbed A Different Set Of Stairs...

From There I Could Watch The Last Light Of The Evening And...

I Returned To The Guesthouse And Peeped In The Window To See...

I Joined Him In The Cozy Parlour Just As Our Hostess Set...


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BACKGROUND

Here’s what the Lonely Planet – Great Britain chapter on Pembrokeshire has to say about Tenby:

Pembrokeshire

“The rugged Pembrokeshire coast is what you would imagine the world would look like if God was a geology teacher. There are knobbly hills of volcanic rock, long thin inlets scoured by glacial meltwater, and stratified limestone pushed up vertically and eroded into natural arches, blowholes and sea stacks. Stretches of towering red and grey cliff give way to perfect sandy beaches, only to resume around the headland painted black.

It’s a landscape of Norman castles, Iron Age hill forts, holy wells and Celtic saints – including the nation’s patron, St David. Predating even the ancient Celts are the remnants of an older people, who left behind them dolmens and stone circles – the same people who may have transported their sacred bluestones all the way from the Preseli Hills to form the giant edifice at Stonehenge.”

Tenby

“Perched on a headland with sandy beaches either side; Tenby is postcard-maker’s dream. Houses are painted from the pastel palette of a classic fishing village, interspersed with the white elegance of Georgian mansions. The main part of town is still constrained by its Norman-built walls, funnelling holidaymakers through medieval streets lined with pubs, ice-creameries and gift shops.

Without the tackiness of the promenade-and-pier beach towns, in the off-season it tastefully returns to being a sleepy little place. In the summer months it has a boisterous, boozy, holiday-resort feel.

Tenby flourished in the 15th century as a centre for the textile trade, exporting cloth in exchange for salt and wine. Clothmaking declined in the 18th century, but the town soon reinvented itself as a fashionable watering place, assisted by the coming of the railway in the 19th century.”

KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

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