Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Edinburgh


A beautiful city and quite rightly a world heritage city, so well worth a visit.  Even if it is a 900 mile round trip from Cardiff.  But we were there for a good reason.

These guys are on many a street corner and bring a bit of class to busking.


Many spires are on view, and can often be seen from unusual spots.



Off the roads are many of these alleyways which lead into some fine apartments.




O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us.
(O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us.)
Robert Burns, Poem "To a Louse" - verse 8
Scottish national poet (1759 - 1796)  
I think Burns forsaw this as feedback, long before it became a team management development tool..........................and here's his monument.




This quirkly little building is on the edge of Holyrood Palace.



A short bus ride from the centre is Portobello with its Victoria houses and a clean beach.


...............and our reason for the trip was our son playing hockey.  Wales didnt do too well, loosing to England and Scotland, but beating a Scottish Invitational XI.  But a wonderful experience.



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Saundersfoot and Tenby

A few days away in one of our favourite places.  We stayed on a campsite in New Hedges right in the middle between Saundersfoot and Tenby and a lovely walk into both. 

Saundersfoot harbour was used to transport coal from the small Pembrokeshire coalfield and you can still walk the old tramways that pass through the cliffs in the background of the picture below.








Tenby below is attractive to many visitors and some from Germany came in this wonderful Volkswagon.
 


The clean beaches and a harbour thats been photographed and painted many times.

Those colourful houses were designed by Nash. 


The port goes back to the Middle Ages and this is the garden of Tenby's oldest house, The Merchants House, built in Tudor times.
 

The stretch of the South Beach  which was used for practising the D Day landings as its very similar to the Normandy beaches.



St Catherines Island with its fort.  Can you remember P J Proby
well it was rumoured that he wanted to buy this in the late 60's.

Some of the lanes.