Stepping back in time

by Helen Hooker October. 01, 2018 735 views
Tenby Harbour

Tenby Harbour

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.

My transport across the water to Caldey

My transport across the water to Caldey

Looking back towards Tenby from the boat

Looking back towards Tenby from the boat

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.

St. Samson, patron saint of Caldey

St. Samson, patron saint of Caldey

The old priory, which is now largely disused, was my favourite building and I found plenty of photographic inspiration.

The old priory, unused since the reformation

The old priory, unused since the reformation

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.

Looking along the coast of Caldey Island

Looking along the coast of Caldey Island

The current monastery, which isn't open to the public

The current monastery, which isn't open to the public

1 October 2018

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Kay Hooker 2 years, 3 months ago

What a beautiful clean, colourful little town Tenby looks.  A great set, thank you Helen.

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