I decided a trip to the seaside was in order today, to make the most of the sunshine. I headed south west to Tenby, with its rainbow coloured houses and busy harbour. After a few photos of the harbour I bought myself a ticket and jumped on the boat waiting to cross the couple of miles of sea to Caldey Island.
Caldey has long been home to a Cistercian Monastery, although visitors are welcomed to explore the island and its wildlife. Sadly the red squirrels hid from me but I enjoyed a walk around the many churches on the island.
The old priory, which is now largely disused, was my favourite building and I found plenty of photographic inspiration.
After that I popped into the island’s chocolate factory (really a large chocolate kitchen), before walking up the hill to the lighthouse. The lighthouse still carries out the task of keeping seamen from danger on the rocks, although it has been fully automated for many years now and is the only building not owned by the monastery.
1 October 2018