Friday, 13 July 2018
Evening at the beach
Tam wanted to go to the beach whilst she was here, so when she had finished working yesterday we set off for Pendine, but were quite surprised when we got there to find that the tide was totally in - normally you have to walk half a mile to paddle in it! This is the view to the East, with the long beach of Pembrey in the distance.
Looking in the direction of Tenby here, which you can just see in the distance beyond the headland.
Looking along the front towards some of the buildings along the front at Pendine, and cottages on the hillside overlooking it.
There were a couple of families paddling and bathing with children and dogs - the dogs were really having fun chasing a ball into the water.
A view of Caldey Island, which I still hope to visit this summer.
You can just see the spire of one of the Tenby churches in this photo if you look closely.
Above and below: we ate fish and chips and watched the waves coming to shore and breaking on the rocks. It was so peaceful, and we just sat and watched folk swim, and it was a wonderful way of unwinding after a busy week (and last weekend's stresses).
We drove through Laugharne to get to Tenby and when we sat down to watch tv last night, there was a re-run of the series "Keeping Faith" which was largely filmed in Laugharne, and we knew all the places they had filmed. It looks like being a good drama.
Below: I have finally been able to get out and do some tidying up in the garden, and got down 3 bags of bark chippings. There were only a few sparse weeds which have survived the drought, and I pulled them up and covered the area to keep any moisture in and stop the weeds growing.
I have been very tired this week and not up to doing a great deal - I just wanted to sit and read, so I have done just that, plus watching the racing from Newmarket on a couple of afternoons.
We are still having to be very careful with the water supply and the threatened heavy rain hasn't materialized here. There are some clouds about, but none looking like dumping the sort of quantities of rain we are desperate for here. The fields are all scorched now and I expect farmers are far more desperate than me for rain to give them more grazing as well as topping up water supplies - thirsty cattle drink an awful lot of water.
Have a good weekend all.