Monday, 16 August 2010

Photos of Tenby

We had a few days in Wales a month ago, staying in Llanelli which we used as a base to tour around a bit. I didn't take heaps of photos but we did spend one day in Tenby, which both my husband and myself fell for, and I did take photos there so I thought I would share them here.


The view from the car park! This is Caldy Island. As will be seen the weather was grey and showery - I like it like that but it doesn't make for bright, summery type photos, so be warned.



Part of the medieval stone wall that still surrounds the old part of the town.



From the inside of that bit.



Typical of the streets in the old town, narrow, winding, pretty.




The Market hall.



A muriel (as Mr. Titchmarsh would say) inside the market hall. Click a couple of times for better detail - it really is beautiful.



The beach on the other side of town. Tenby is built on a headland so it's surrounded by sea and beaches.



Looking the other way at the harbour.



The harbour itself.



The view walking up to the museum which is right on the headland.



Looking up at where I took the distant harbour photo from. Tenby is such a colourful town, not sure if this is voluntary or town policy.



Where we had lunch. It turned out to be a bit posher and more expensive than we expected but as it was Hubby's birthday that day, it didn't matter - I treated him.



Another beachy scene back at the car park and...



Yours truly looking a bit windswept. Not to mention...



Hubby - feeling the cold on a typical British July summer day...

13 comments:

verity said...

Looks wonderful - I love seeing people's holiday pics

Cath said...

verity: me too... I'm so nosy. Tenby was a real surprise. I'd heard it was nice but was surprised to find it as interesting and unspoilt. Mind, in the school hols would probably be packed.

BooksPlease said...

I've never been to Tenby. It looks beautiful and must have better weather than when you were there going off the palm trees.

It's also good to see photos of you and your husband - I see he pulls faces like mine does when I try to take his photo.

Cath said...

Margaret: It must be a lovely spot to holiday when the weather is nice, lovely for children I would think. But even on a chilly day it was a lovely place. We certainly plan to go back.

Oh yes... I have 'one of those' husbands who always pulls a silly face when I point a camera at him.

Kay said...

Those pictures are lovely, Cath. I really enjoyed looking at them. I'll be home on Thursday and back to a more usual life. I'm so glad to see you back again. Missed you. Hugs.

I solved the face scrunching by taking a picture of back of my hubby. LOL

Cath said...

Hi Kay! Hope you're having a lovely holiday and look forward to seeing you back blogging. *hugs*

Oh you have one of those too! I shall try your solution. ;-)

Susan said...

Hi Cath - lovely photos despite the dark day. I love the ones in the streets, and of the town itself - very colourful. Some of my ancestors are from Wales, so any time I can get a glimpse of my ancestral land I'm happy! I'm glad you and hubby got away, after your long and difficult spring.

Susan said...

PS I love the castle wall pictures. Looks like I should plan on visiting this town one day, too! lol

Cath said...

Susan: Tenby was lovely and yes, you should try to visit one day. That whole South Wales coast is wonderful. We're off to Cardiff on Monday so there will be more Welsh pics to come soon.

Val said...

Tenby looks a nice place to relax, there is something about the attraction of sheltered harbours where the boats nestle away out of the power of the sea...you know you should be clutching icecream cones in those photos to complete the Holiday snap effect ...lol

Cath said...

Val: I know what you mean about harbours. I love them personally, always so much to see. Yes, shame on me for not eating ice-cream... a sad thing for someone who likes it as much as I do. LOL.

Nan said...

I loved seeing YOU!!
Tenby is so appealing. The mural was amazing. (Speaking of Mr. T. I recently saw a not-so-pleasant piece on him - a tv talk show in which he seemed very unlike the man we know from gardening shows.) As I looked through your pictures, I found myself dreaming about what my life would be like if I lived there. It reminded me a bit of the Doc Martin town, Port Isaac.

Cath said...

Nan: Glad you enjoyed seeing me. :-)

I haven't watched AT's chat show - I think it's daytime TV and I don't tend to have time to watch much of that really. I'm now curious as to what you saw as I've always imagined him to be a very genial sort of person.

The coast of South Wales is not unlike that of Devon and Cornwall so I can see why you can see similarities. And it's probably why I love it so much in Wales. More photos to come as I'm just back from a second trip there.