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Photos of Tenby and Pembrokeshire

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Caldey Island.The Fog.

Caldey Island. The Fog.
Caldey Island looking very
mysterious within the fog
and calm waters.

The Old School.Caldey Island.

 The Old School. Caldey Island.

Sandtop Bay. Caldey Island.

 
Sandtop Bay. Caldey Island.
A secluded sandy beach on
the west side of Caldey Island.
There is now a extended coastal
path to the south-western side
of the island, there is no official
access to the beach itself thou.
A tranquil paradise.

Caldey Monastery.

Caldey Monastery.
The present monks of Caldey
are Cistercians, a stricter
contemplative offshoot
of the Benedictine Order.
A group of monks came from
Scourmont Abbey, Chimay, 
Belgium in 1929 establishing
what is known as a “daughter house”.
In acknowledgement of their
Celtic predecessors, they adopted
St Samson, an early abbot of
Caldey, as their patron saint and rededicated the monastery as the Abbey of Our Lady and St Samson. Their new foundation also received the strong Cistercian tradition which had existed in Wales before the Reformation.

Lydstep Beach.

 
Lydstep Beach, Overlooking
Caldey Island,Tenby.
A captivating mixture of
sand on one side and rock
formations opposite.