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Sabbatical Diary – Day 50

St David’s Cathedral. Beautiful day in St David’s. Literally didn’t see a cloud all day. Inside St David’s Cathedral. Visited the Cathedral this morning, and read Morning Prayer there. Went to Sung Evensong in the quire this evening. Choir incredible. About 50 in attendance. The Cathedral is very impressive. Interesting mix of architecture. The floor […]

Sabbatical Diary – Day 49

Caldey Abbey. Had a great morning on Caldey Island. Said Morning Prayer in the Abbey Chapel: Spent a little time in St David’s Church: And went to see the full size crucifix at ‘Calgary’: All very powerful and memorable. I didn’t visit the chocolate factory! Caldey Abbey is relatively new, built by Anglican Benedictine monks […]

Sabbatical Diary – Day 48

Caldey Island from outside our B&B. Sadly, this is as close as I got to Caldey Island today. All boats cancelled for the day. I think just because they didn’t think they would be very busy as the weather was a bit mixed. Misty and showery at times. I don’t think it was to do […]

Sabbatical Diary – Day 47

Burry Port Lighthouse. (The scene of a significant event in our relationship. In Welsh! About 8 years ago.) Windy today! And showery. It was lashing down before we set off, but dry as we left. We went through Llanelli and on to Burry Port, then Ferryside, then round to Llansteffan, which is just across the […]

Sabbatical Diary – Day 46

View from our B&B at Langland Bay looking across to North Devon. We’re probably just about opposite Coombe Martin. B&B is fantastic. Beautiful old house with lots of character. Stunning garden with gate opening onto promenade around gorgeous sandy bay. And fresh Welsh cakes provided with the tea and coffee supplies in the room. Set […]

Sabbatical Diary – Day 44

Chapel at Lee Abbey. This is where we have been having our sessions (other than yesterday evening in the Beach Chapel and by the beach). We have generally sat in a circle at the front for sessions with Bishop Bob (where the table is in this photo), and then split into groups in the main […]

Sabbatical Diary – Day 43

Good day, with a few sessions looking at Ananias, quietly and thoughtfully led by Bishop Bob. Had a service this evening in the Beach Chapel, about half a mile walk down a fairly steep road. Bishop Bob, ready for us, and waiting in the Beach Chapel. Came out of the chapel for the second half […]

Sabbatical Diary – Day 42

View down to the sea from Lee Abbey. Interesting day weather wise. Massive storms overnight and into this morning. Storm warnings over the whole of Devon and Cornwall overnight and continuing through today for Exmoor (which includes Lee Abbey). Decided to cut back on some of my coastal route to get to Lee Abbey more […]

Sabbatical Diary – Day 41

Sign in Land’s End Hotel. Looks like it’s deep and meaningful, but I’m not sure it is. The photo guy at the sign was setting up as I was finishing breakfast, so I went over to chat to him. He had his signs out: 1 7″ x 5″ photo, beautifully mounted, for £9.95! Or, 1 […]

Sabbatical Diary – Day 40

Me at Land’s End doing the signpost photo thing. Which is easier to do after 6.00, when the photo guy has gone and you can just drive round yourself. Generated a bit of interest and ended up with a few others having photos taken on the trike. I should have started charging. (If you enlarge […]