Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Lovely Laugharne

Laugharne August 2017

We’d fallen hopelessly in love with Laugharne. This is a tiny town in Carmarthenshire, not far from Carmarthen town Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Tâf as it flows out to the sea. We visited first in March – Story of that visit is here http://bit.ly/lalalandinwales

A pall of mystery and creativity hangs over this town.
There was talk about moving here forever.

A staged withdrawal from the Home Counties was planned and this was stage 1: To discover what the place was like in high season. Sian was nervously eyeing up the caravan and mobile home parks nearby and wondering what their contents might disgorge in August.

So we made this short visit staying in Browns Hotel, the best B&B on the planet.
We had two days of glorious weather, big walks on Pendine Sands. This is a 7-mile length of beach on the shores of Carmarthen Bay. Rosie was in canine seventh heaven on these sands, cooling herself at the water’s edge.  Warm sun and gentle breezes and all the families south wales was here on holiday yet nicely absorbed by this wonderful beach.

Laugharne, here all was agreeable, wonderful walks round the castle. 

Then, each evening it was a brisk climb to a 6pm Chardonnay as the sun lowered. And each early morning a higher sun greeted Rosie and I during our walk before breakfast.

Other happy impressions are ‘pinned’ to these drawings.

I call to mind an extract he Reverend Eli Jenkins’ Prayer in Thomas’

Under Milk Wood

O let us see another day!
Bless us all this night, I pray,
And to the sun we all will bow
And say, good-bye – but just for now!

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