Sunday, 11 October 2015

Summer holiday – week one in Saundersfoot

Saunderfoot gardens
We are great fans of camping, and had booked to camp for our two weeks holiday in Pembrokeshire in September. This summer has not been too good for weather however, with rainy days and cool evenings, and also my health has been rather up and down. As the date of our holiday approached I started to feel increasingly unready for two weeks camping.

Saundersfoot beach panorama
At the last minute we decided to book accommodation providing a greater degree of shelter from the elements. It was too late to find a place that was free for two weeks, so we ended up with a week in an apartment in Saundersfoot, and a week in a caravan in Tenby.

Harbour reflection at low tide
I have always been rather prejudiced against Saundersfoot. I think this dates back to our first ever visit. On this occasion we had travelled to Saundersfoot by bus from Tenby. The bus stop on arriving in Saundersfoot is right outside a building full of games machines – noisy and unpleasant, and exactly the opposite of what would attract us to a town.
Coppet Hall from where we found a delightful circular walk.
Rock formations on Saundersfoot beach.
Saundersfoot out of peak season turned out to be a most delightful place and I was happy to have my prejudice overturned. We found some lovely local beach and countryside walks. Our apartment overlooked the beach and we enjoyed being so intimately aware of the rhythms of the tides.

View from the apartment - sadly we did not have access to this garden.

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