Thursday, 28 April 2011


mute swan on nest

While walking around a local lake I spotted a mute swan on her nest. I snapped a photo before taking a detour to avoid getting too close :-)

Sunday, 24 April 2011

The Caldey Stone

The Caldey Stone dates for the 5th or 6th century and features two inscriptions, one in Latin, the other in Ogham. The Ogham is inscribed as a series of lines following the edge of the stone. Ogham was first used in Ireland before spreading across the Irish sea into Scotland, Wales and Cornwall.

Caldey Island

Caldey Island is just off the Pembrokeshire coast where the Bristol Channel meets the Celtic Sea. The Pembrokeshire coastline is visible on the horizon.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Art in the Priory on Caldey Island

The scene above is etched on the wall of the 12th century Saint Illtyd's Church on Caldey Island. How old do you think it is?

Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Lighthouse on Caldey Island

The Lighthouse on Caldey Island

The lighthouse stand at the south of Caldey Island and was first lit in 1829. The tower is 17m high and the light can be seen 15 miles away.
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