Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday 14th July 2010 Fishguard and district

We never intended to go that far as we were looking for some Cotton for Pat to use on a pattern in "The Peoples Friend" and had found two addresses, one only about five miles away in Pembroke Dock, the other at Fishguard.
However when we got to the nearee address it had changed into a Polish Food shop! so we had to do the extra twent odd miles up to Fishguard where we were lucky enough to get the yarn and hooks Pat needed.
We drove down to the harbour and were impressed not only with the view, but also as parking was Free!

We then went to Strumble Head which was at the end of a very long and winding road,it was worth the journey as it was a scenic spot
And this is the view from the same spot if you turn to the left
Then on to a little fishing village called Abercastle, it was rather spread out so I did this panorama from three separate images

Then on to a very interesting place called Porthgain, which had been a large scale industrial quarrying enterprise up until the 1930's for over a hundred years, starting with exporting slate, then bricks and finally road stone, the ruins of the buildings up the cliffside were very impressive!
AS you can see the ruins are not only extensive, but big with it!
We had some very nice ice creams here "Joes" mine was Cappuchino and Pat's Strawberry, great!
By now it was mid afternoon and we were more than happy to make out way back to the caravan for a much needed rest.
We were happy that the weather had been much better than the forecast of continuous rain had lead us to expect.
We will cetainly be going back to this area as there is a lot we haven't seen (yet)

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