an eye for the mundane

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caldey island is a monkery just a few miles away from tenby.  we got absolutely soaked on the boat ride across, but the weather was (mostly) ok once we were there.

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a life in the day of a monk

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it’s also got a very nice lighthouse with a big orange tank next to it

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it also had lots of funny little buildings such as this little church

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inside it was covered in pieces of paper with prayer requests. someone had even popped their’s behind jesus’s back on the cross, no doubt trying to bump it up the holy order (pun intended)

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here’s the post office

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and another chapel

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and here’s the monkery itself

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it’s got some lovely beaches


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and a couple of comedy shops

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i was deliberately steered away from the chocolate factory (although i’ve had a few chocolate cakes i’m still off chocolate bars)

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community strickly enclosure private

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ultimately though it was a very peaceful island containing a dozen or so people devoted to serving God through prayer. 


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read more about it here

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once we got back from caldey island we popped over to enjoy some rare evening sun and had luxury (expensive) fish and chips by the quay at saundersfoot

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it’s weird being on a north facing beach in the early evening as the sun seems to go down in the wrong direction (and it gets cold once it pops down below houses – not that it was particularly warm anyway)

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