Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus

(Happy St. David’s Day. St. David is the patron saint of Wales.)

St Govan’s Point is the most southerly point on the Pembrokeshire coast. Nearby is St Govan’s Chapel, a tiny cell measuring 18 by 12 feet. A flight of worn stone steps leads up to the tiny chapel where St Govan (or Gawain) had his cell. Most of it dates from the thirteenth century, but parts of it – the altar and a seat cut in the rock – may be much earlier, possibly even as early as the sixth century, when the saint reputedly established a hermitage here after miraculously escaping pursuit by pirates. The rock itself, so the story goes, opened and closed around him, keeping him hidden until his pursuers had gone. (Source)

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