What an absolutely glorious week we had for a mini break to South Wales. We have never been further south than Welshpool, and have just spent a week in Pembrokshire. One of the places we went to visit was Tenby on the west side of Carmarthen Bay.

Its a great little seaside town and was very busy when we were there, partly due to the half term break and also the glorious wall to wall sunshine.

I wanted to head down to the harbour and get some pictures of the boats. We were there at low tide which was pretty cool as all the boats were just resting on the sand, and you could actually walk all around the harbour.I just love all the ropes and chains hanging down and the imposing buildings perched high up on the hill side.

The contrast of the deep blue sky, the green of the trees and the grey of the stone walls make for a very interesting composition.

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Along the side of the harbour are small paths and streets with lots of boats and various other maritime equipment. One shot I particularly like was the boat storage…..

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We resisted the tempation to try crab sandwiches which seem to be quite popular down there but quite honestly do nothing for me whatsoever.

Next up we went for a look at the lifeboat stations – the former station (cream and red) I believe has now been converted to a holiday home and sits next to the current working station. They are perched high off the beach with boat launch ramps running into the sea. Very unusual designs and great to explore under the structures – avoiding the jelly fish that had washed up onto the sand……

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Finally we just had time to have a quick look at some more boats in the harbour close up and get some shots of them perched on the sand, before the tide started to come back in. A nice mix of colours, and all sorts of shapes and sizes! I love the red boat against the deep blue sky!

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After our wander around it was time for a cold drink and walk around the town before heading back to our base for the week – a lovely little converted barn in the middle of nowhere 🙂

There are lots of secluded bays, beaches and places to explore in this part of the world. Keep a look out for some pics from Marloes Sands coming soon…….

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