Posts about Wales

Tourist tips for south west Pembrokeshire

A friend from Switzerland appreciated the area through my photos last year and asked for some tips of some “must-see” places to visit on a short summer trip. After emailing details at the time, it’s taken me a while to get the tips into shape for a blog post… but here it is, at last!

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Treasure Hunt

Kenneth Kendall hosts a British t.v. game show from the 1980s, in which Anneka Rice chases around the Swiss Bernese Oberland in a helicopter.

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The Severn Crossings

The first crossing for the M4 motorway across the River Severn was opened in 1966. This bridge features heavily in my memories of travelling to Pembrokeshire as a child, as well as later visits to friends at university in Cardiff. Back then, I didn’t know the extent of the history of river crossings here. Until […]

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Rest In Peace Ianto Jones

Ianto Jones was a character in the BBC sci-fi series Torchwood, who was killed off during the mini-series “Children of Earth” in 2009. This gated area on the shoreline at Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay was used as one of the entrances to the secret Torchwood headquarters; when I visited in 2011, this array of […]

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Visiting Torchwood

Having made good time during a cross-Britain drive a few weeks ago, I stopped off at Cardiff to stretch my legs and visit spots well-known to fans of Doctor Who and Torchwood in Cardiff Bay.

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Windswept

I dragged my family across a small island off the south coast of Pembrokeshire in South Wales in the rain to see a lighthouse. What a wretch I am.

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Guillemots at Elegug Stacks

Elegug Stacks are two limestone pillars standing freely, a short distance from the cliffs on the coastline of Pembrokeshire in south west Wales. Due to their inaccessibility, a multitude of birds are allowed to breed in comparative peace.

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The Cave

A moody, hand-held photograph of a beach cave in south west Wales.

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Smogging

One of my Gran’s endearing terms was “smogging” (which the rest of us know as “snogging”).

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My little sister

Photographed on Freshwater East beach during a family trip to Wales, where we used to go on family holidays.

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Off to Pembrokeshire

We’re only just back from a trip to Italy and it’s time to head off again for a foreign break!

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Pondering

I am currently pondering. Firstly, that if no-one ever buys my photos, there’s not much point in being so obsessive about protecting them online. I am working on a re-design of www.permanenttourist.ch and am strongly considering using larger sized images for the galleries, without a copyright mark. If anyone wants to use them commercially, then […]

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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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