Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Adventures: Fun In Tenby, Day One

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Today I am mostly feeling exhausted and hungover (but not from alcohol, you know - from travelling. Anyone else get that?) from an amazing weekend in Tenby! It was one of those weekends in which we had an eventful journey down. There was this bird, right... and it flew into our car! Luckily it was okay, although I immediately earned a few grey hairs as a result! Scary stuff! Minutes later we saw a hot air balloon.

Once we made it to the town and ate a beautiful cheese salad baguette, several mini donuts, crisps and a banana (and that was just my lunch alone!) we paid a visit to St Catherine's Island, which has finally been opened to the public for tours! We've always seen the island when visiting Tenby, but as it's been closed we've never really known what it was used for and what's in it, so going on the tour and seeing it up close was brilliant. After climbing many steep steps and crossing a metal bridge (don't look down!) we made it onto the island, and had a look around an air raid shelter. There were also army helmets to try on, too.

After a short walk up the hill we were able to see the main fort! I was blown away from the incredible views from all around. At one point my stomach lurched when I looked over, you really are higher than everyone else... and the families on the beach below look like ants. Eek! Without giving away too much from the tour, the fort itself isn't yet open to the public, but hopefully it should be at some point in the future. Amazingly, the island is pretty much the same as it was all that time ago... it was even a small zoo! We had a great time on the island and would definitely go again!

More photos, anyone?


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We also paid a visit to Saundersfoot and watched the world go by from a park bench. The sea was coming in, leaving Mr Whippy in peril (see my Daily Snap from Saturday for further details!) and a man in a police kayak (who wasn't actually a policeman, or using a police kayak) had a seagull land on the back of his boat! I wrote up my visual diary for the day and posted it. It was super exciting when the letters arrived through the post a few days later... :)

Join me tomorrow for the next installment of our grand beach adventure!

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