Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Absence makes the heart grow fonder...

'Stones, the sea and the weather have moulded the look of Pembrokeshire.  Man has merely scratched it's surface.'
(Vyvan Rees, South West Wales, 1965)
from 'The Pembrokshire Coast Path, (John Cleare)

I didn' appreciate growing up in this place until many years after I had left it.  Now every time I return, it's always a little harder to leave it again!  Pictures from our recent trip to Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Newport beach, early evening.
St Brynach's Church,  Cym-yr-Eglwys
The church was almost completely destroyed by a storm in 1859, in which 113 ships were also lost!
View from the summit of Carn Ingli (Angel Mountain) where the legend of
Mistress Martha Morgan was born.
Llys Y Fran Reservoir.
A very old dwelling, originally probably housed a fishermans family.  Couldn't help but remark the absence of window on the side of the cottage that over looked the sea! 

Yes, absence truly does make the heart grow fonder!


  1. So cool your quote being by Vyvan Rees, my Rees family came from Wales in the 1700's. I would love to go for a visit. Also kind of funny, the nearest town to the farm is Pembroke :)

  2. Love the early evening photo of Newport - what beautiful light x Jane

  3. I too love to visit Pembrokeshire, it is beautiful I can understand how difficult it is to leave!

  4. Oh Emma, you grew up around such beauty. I bet it is hard to leave now that you are old enough to appreciate it.
    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Oh, that is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. I wish you were still here, every time you come home its harder to let you (and your beautiful family) go again. You've taken amazing photo's of Newport, we really do live in a lovely part of the world. Can't wait to visit in a couple of weeks. xx

  7. how did i miss this emma, what a place to be from, it's stunning there. i hope you can return soon!