Tenby, Pembrokeshire

A sunny week away in this colourful Pembrokeshire coastal town

Photos from our week-long summer holiday in Tenby, Pembrokeshire. A very hot and sunny week. Blue was the colour we saw the most, in the sea, the sky and the buildings. Tenby is a lovely colourful little seaside town. It was the birthplace of Augustus John, who was born in 1878 and died in 1961. The local museum and art gallery has a nice collection of his works (and his sister Gwen's), and a great old black-and-white film interview with him. It fascinates me that we still have recorded footage of an artist who lived through that era talking candidly about his life and work.

The town was busy with tourists and people flocking to the beaches (it was far too hot and busy for me to think about spending any length of time sitting on the beach). We were grateful to have a little patio with our cottage to sit out with books and drinks as it got cooler in the evenings.

We had some fantastic ice cream from The Stowaway, a little coffee shop tucked under an arch next to the harbour. We also enjoyed sitting with a cold drink at the end of a hot day at the Harbwr Brewery on Sergeant's Lane, a historic alleyway near the harbour.

One of the highlights was taking a boat trip to the nearby Caldey Island. I'll post a few photos from that trip in a separate blog post soon. All in all, we had a great time visiting Tenby and exploring the surrounding area. The people we met were all very friendly and we came home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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