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Apr 13, 2012 - Tenby

My plan was to have a quick look at the Tenby area, then spend the afternoon at the National Botanic Garden which isn’t far from here. That didn’t work out. I found so much to see at Tenby that I stayed there all day & got home about 5:30pm. Tenby is on the Pembrokeshire coast just east of Pembroke. My first surprise was that it’s one of the most complete walled towns still in existence. The walls are only on 2 sides but that’s because the sea is on the other two. As I reached the central square at about 10:28, I saw a sign about a guided...

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Apr 10, 2012 - St David's

The weather was much improved this morning. The sun was shining & although there were some clouds around I didn’t get any rain all day. One of my major destinations in this part of the world was St David’s, the most westerly point on the British coast, the smallest city by population in the UK & birthplace of St David, the patron saint of Wales. It’s just over 50 miles from here but the roads were reasonable so it took about 1½ hours. I left here just after 9:00am & didn’t get home until 5:00pm so it’s been a long day but most...

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Apr 9, 2012 - Swansea

Not a lot to write about today. It rained all day & was quite miserable. I drove into Swansea along the M4 from Carmarthen & the spray from the traffic on the Motorway made driving very difficult so I came home along the back roads which was much easier. I spent the morning in the National Waterfront Museum which, according to my (borrowed) Lonely Planet book on Wales, is the jewel in Swansea’s crown. Swansea was bombed heavily by the Luftwaffe in 1941 & apparently insensitive rebuilding of the city centre didn’t do much for its...

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Apr 8, 2012 - Easter Sunday in Kidwelly

A very lazy Sunday morning followed by an equally quiet afternoon. The weather is cold & overcast although so far it hasn’t rained but not a good outdoors day. This morning I read yesterday’s Times which took a while – it’s a big paper. I needed to do something so I went for a drive to Kidwelly which is just down the road, however it's a bit of a process because first I have to open then close the gate so the dogs don’t get out, then I have to do the same at the top of the drive so the free-range chooks don’t get out. The dogs are useless...

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Apr 7, 2012 - Nailsworth to Kidwelly (Wales)

Today seems to have been a long day & I’m tired tonight so this will be brief. I woke up early & left Nailsworth about 8:30. It was drizzling rain but not as cold as it has been – about 10C. I didn’t want to go down the motorway so went around the top of the Severn estuary, through Gloucester & down through the Forest of Dean, which is lovely. I came through Montrose & stopped at Blaenavon which is an “Industrial Landscape” World Heritage Site. This town is home to the best preserved 18th century ironworks in the world. The bleak landscape...

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