Permanent Tourist

Photos from the collection pt-pembrokeshire

Dunes, Freshwater West

A fair- and bad weather destination for our family holidays for over thirty years. The waves rolling onto the beach and crashing over the rocks are quite something when the strong westerly winds whip in from the Irish Sea. The dunes and beach have become more widely known as the location for (the fictional) Shell […]

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St. Daniel’s Church, Pembroke, Wales

Now sadly boarded up, but the graveyard is still in use. A local legend tells of a lady from Carew who had taken poison and came to drink from St Daniel’s Well (which was supposed to have healing powers). On drinking the water, she brought up "numberless worms" and was cured! (The well is reputed […]

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Caldey Island Lighthouse

On the summit of Caldey Island, not far from the old Priory, stands the lighthouse which was erected by Trinity House in 1829 at a cost of £3,380 11s 7d. On either side of the tower and connected to it are two dwellings which were occupied by the keepers and their families prior to the […]

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Permanent Tourist Calendar 2009 – September

I thought you might like to see my 2009 photographic calendar. The calendar, which I am publishing through the Lulu website, costs €28 plus postage and is printed at 34.29 cm x 48.25 cm, with coil binding, white interior paper (100gsm weight) and full-colour interior ink. It contains photos I’ve taken over the past couple […]

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Clifftop, Freshwater West, Wales

Going through photos from our wedding and honeymoon trip last year, to compile a book from Blurb. So expect a few more ones you haven’t seen yet being added to this Flickr set.

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Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire, Wales

This church stands in the middle of the Castlemartin tank firing ranges. The single-track road out to the church and to the coast at St. Govan’s Head is only open when the tank ranges are closed. These big warning signs advising not to touch anything lying around are placed every few hundred metres and makes […]

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North Beach, Tenby

After re-location to a hotel on the North Cliff above Tenby, our plan was to get up early this morning to photograph the fishing boats and coloured houses on the harbour-front. Sadly, rain and grey skies greeted us at 7 a.m. so we lingered over baths and breakfast before visiting family friends and watching the […]

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Texaco Refinery, Angle

The landscape on the tip of the west Pembrokeshire coast is dominated by rocky headlands and the permanently busy refineries along Milford Haven. The temperature of the refinery works ensures unusual and thinned cloud cover, even on the murkiest of evenings.

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Manorbier

OK, I guess I need to work on seaside landscape technique ;-)

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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 […]

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This is the beach at Freshwater East in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, near where my father’s family comes from and where I spent all of my childhood summer holidays. I took this on my last trip to South Wales in 1997 and was lucky enough that the storm clouds and heavy rain were clearing as I […]

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