At Long Last It’s The MadGang Holiday Photos (Part One)

Saint Davids, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

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The Bishop's Palace (needs some renovation)

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The present day Dean's house

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Saint David's Cathedral (exterior)

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Saint David's Cathedral (interior)

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Shrine of Saint David

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Gatehouse

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Saint Non's Well, near Saint Davids, Pembrokeshire.
Non was the mother of Saint David.

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For our two week stay in South Wales we parked our caravan at a campsite at Pembrey Country Park.

Cross country eventing fences in Pembrey Park.

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From the park it is a two mile or so walk along the coast to the nearest town, Burry Port, a sleepy little harbour thats main claim to fame is that Amelia Earhart landed safely there when she crossed the Atlantic from Newfoundland in 1928.

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Dinefwr House and parkland

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The highlight of the holiday for me was our visit to the Carmarthenshire village of Laugharne, where the poet, Dylan Thomas lived for the last five years of his life.

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The Boat House, Dylan Thomas' home.

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Dylan Thomas' writing shed (originally the Boat House garage).

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Dylan Thomas grave in the graveyard of the parish church.

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At Long Last It’s The MadGang Holiday Photos (Part One) — 5 Comments

  1. Delightful, Jonathan. Thank you for sharing the beautiful vistas, the Dylan Thomas place, and the (needs work) bishop’s palace. I very much enjoy your photos, your website, your liturgy and your comments.

  2. Random thoughts, in no particular order:

    * A wooden cross, for the native bard (whose “rage, rage”ing finally came to an end), among the tombstones? O_o

    * At least the Welsh Reformation seems to have only knocked down the bishop’s palace, not the whole cathedral!

    * Dang, I want my own writing shed. My dad’s kitchen just isn’t the same…

    * “No Turning Point Ahead Go Back”: it’s safe to say EVERYONE at OCICBW has had to overcome *this* one.

    * LOVE the painted windows at The Pelican!

    * I think I would say “ruined chapel” not “ruinous chapel” (or does that chapel go about ruining other things?)

    * MP, the clouds over the sea pics (both day and sunset) are SPECTACULAR!

    * “St Patrick, St David, and St Andrew walk into a bar, er, shrine.” [You just KNOW Pat&Dave trashed the Scots, Dave&Andy *destroyed* the Irish, and Paddy&Andy…just yawned over the Welsh. Then they all got together and said . . . “ENGLISH DIE!!!” (That last phrase is burned into my memory, as graffitti written on an overpass, right after our train crossed into Wales from England. Late Summer, 1980)]

    * MP, did you or Missus MP drink, splash on, spritz or otherwise collect any of the St Non’s Well Water?

    * In (some parts of) America, people just place an old bathtub around the BVM. Not elaborate stonework, complete w/ keystone.

    Looking forward to Part Two!