A voyage to the end of the earth…
As a child, the journey lasted forever. Time, rather than slipping away past curved polished glass, stretched sticky and clung to the shape of the day, turning minutes to hours and hours to lifetimes, restlessly fidgeting, refusing to yield.
As a child the journey lasted forever.
As an adult it scarcely registers at all.
There are 200 miles between Brighton and Cardiff, covered between three and four hours depending on the identity (and temperament) of the driver. Yet as gargantuan as that once seemed to me, car rattling with the force of the wind on the Severn bridge, there is further yet to go. Further west to the end of the land that falls into St George’s Channel and the Celtic Sea.
St David’s. Britain’s smallest city.
St David’s. Britain’s smallest city
And although those hazy days of eye-spy and driving my mother mad have gone (the first half at least) and life has since taken me to arguably further flung points…the child eyes inside me still wonder at this place on the edge of the earth. The one at the edge and the end of Wales. Soon I’ll be travelling to Pembrokeshire and seeing St David’s myself. I’ll be putting into practice a quote that has been haunting me now for some time.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S Eliot
Follow along in Pembrokeshire
This journey is being undertaken in association with Visit Wales as part of a nifty plan to send bloggers to different parts of the country over the course of a month. You can follow everyone by using the hashtag #BlogWales but if you like your social media a little quieter you can simply follow me on #PemLab once I get going.
Things to do in Pembrokeshire & St David’s
Do you know Pembrokeshire and St David’s? I’m looking for ideas for places to explore, things to see, photograph, taste and do. (I’ll be driving along the M4 again in case you know of anything brilliant en route.) I’m making a start with this page on short breaks in Wales but I’d love to hear from you…Please fire away in the comments below.