Day 118: St Davids to Porth y Dwfr – Faith & Light

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Dyfed, Pembrokeshire, Wales
St David’s Cathedral at dusk from the gatehouse, started 1123, Pembrokeshire.

St David’s Cathedral at dusk from the gatehouse, started 1123, Pembrokeshire.

Path to the ruins of St Non’s Chapel, held by tradition to mark the birthplace of St David, Pembrokeshire.

Path to the ruins of St Non’s Chapel, held by tradition to mark the birthplace of St David, Pembrokeshire.

Nave of St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Nave of St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape (glimmer), St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape (glimmer), St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Early morning, St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Early morning, St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape II, St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape II, St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

St. Non’s Well, said to have sprung up during a thunderstorm when St. David was born about 500 AD. Its waters are reputed to have healing properties, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

St. Non’s Well, said to have sprung up during a thunderstorm when St. David was born about 500 AD. Its waters are reputed to have healing properties, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

Porth y Ffynnon, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

Porth y Ffynnon, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

Oak ceiling above the nave, St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Oak ceiling above the nave, St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape III, St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape III, St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Chest tomb showing incline of nave, St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Chest tomb showing incline of nave, St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape IV, St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape IV, St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Tomb stone, St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Tomb stone, St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Treginnis Uchaf, St David’s head, Pembrokeshire.

Treginnis Uchaf, St David’s head, Pembrokeshire.

West front of St David’s Cathedral made of distinctive purple Cambrian sandstone, Pembrokeshire.

West front of St David’s Cathedral made of distinctive purple Cambrian sandstone, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape V, St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape V, St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Entrance to the Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace, St David’s, Pembrokeshire.

Entrance to the Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace, St David’s, Pembrokeshire.

Carreg yr Esgob, St David’s Head, Pembrokeshire.

Carreg yr Esgob, St David’s Head, Pembrokeshire.

Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace, St David’s, Pembrokeshire.

Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace, St David’s, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape VI, St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Seascape VI, St Bride’s Bay, Pembrokeshire.

St David’s Cathedral from the Bishop’s Palace, Pembrokeshire.

St David’s Cathedral from the Bishop’s Palace, Pembrokeshire.

Ramsey Island & St David’s Head, Pembrokeshire.

Ramsey Island & St David’s Head, Pembrokeshire.

Irish oak ceiling above the nave, constructed between 1530-40, St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Irish oak ceiling above the nave, constructed between 1530-40, St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Ynys Cantwr, Ynys Gwelltog & Foel Fawr, Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire.

Ynys Cantwr, Ynys Gwelltog & Foel Fawr, Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire.

Steps to St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Steps to St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Porth y Rhaw, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

Porth y Rhaw, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

St Non’s Cross, 7th to 9th century, St Non’s Chapel, Pembrokeshire.

St Non’s Cross, 7th to 9th century, St Non’s Chapel, Pembrokeshire.

Bwthyn Trehilyn, cottage with traditional lime mortar over tile roof, Porth Clais, Pembrokeshire.

Bwthyn Trehilyn, cottage with traditional lime mortar over tile roof, Porth Clais, Pembrokeshire.

Pen Dal-aderyn (western most point of mainland Wales) & Ramsey Island from St Justinian, Pembrokeshire.

Pen Dal-aderyn (western most point of mainland Wales) & Ramsey Island from St Justinian, Pembrokeshire.

Last light, Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Last light, Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Sunset over Ramsey Island & South Bishop Lighthouse, Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Sunset over Ramsey Island & South Bishop Lighthouse, Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Sunset over South Bishop Lighthouse, Pembrokeshire.

Sunset over South Bishop Lighthouse, Pembrokeshire.

South Bishop Lighthouse, Pembrokeshire.

South Bishop Lighthouse, Pembrokeshire.

Coetan Arthur, a Neolithic burial chamber believed to date from around 4,000 B.C, Porth Mawr, Pembrokeshire.

Coetan Arthur, a Neolithic burial chamber believed to date from around 4,000 B.C, Porth Mawr, Pembrokeshire.

At Pen Dal-aderyn, the most westerly point of mainland Wales loo

At Pen Dal-aderyn, the most westerly point of mainland Wales looking towards Ramsey Island.

Camp below Carn Perfedd, Porth y Dwfr, Pembrokeshire.

Camp below Carn Perfedd, Porth y Dwfr, Pembrokeshire.

Camp below Carn Perfedd, Porth y Dwfr, Pembrokeshire.

Dawn by St George’s Channel , Porth y Dwfr, Pembrokeshire.

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25 thoughts on “Day 118: St Davids to Porth y Dwfr – Faith & Light”

  1. These photos are amazing! Love the angles in the Cathedral. I couldn’t stop admiring the details of such a beautiful place. I love the photo of “Entrance to the Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace, St David’s, Pembrokeshire.” I think I would have stayed here just looking at this entrance. The “St David’s Cathedral from the Bishop’s Palace, Pembrokeshire,” photo was perfect with the cathedral framed perfectly. If I was thereI would have stayed there for hours and filled up my memory card. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. We don’t have beauty like what you have in the States.

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    • Many thanks, It’s certainly a very inspiring location for photography, I did good job of filling up my cards! You have great beauty in the States too but the sense of ancient history is around every corner in the landscape here.

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    • Thanks Ruth – that’s how it felt that day – the morning spent admiring the cathedral and the rest of the day wandering through the mist thinking about what I’d seen earlier

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