A Boat trip to remember – Falcon Boats.

Ffion Rees Falcon Boats Pembrokeshire feature

Exploring Pembrokeshire’s coastline by boat is a “must do”.

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Holidaymakers and locals can experience the wonderful offshore marine life and scenery from a variety of boat trip companies and this can be the highlight of many trips to the county.

Bouncing across the waves in a rigid inflatable boat, or RIB, is exhilarating, while gentling cruising around the cliffs and investigating the coves and caves is a magical experience. You can be so close to the seabirds and seals or porpoises while gaining a new insight into the fantastic coastal scenery and the vital importance of the wild unspoilt and protected waters.

Pembrokeshire Culture Club, a local Meetup group, were lucky to take a trip from St. Justinian’s with Falcon Boats around Ramsey Island

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Nigel J Bevans’ Top 10 places – Photograph Pembrokeshire 2017

Solva by Nigel J bevans

When I first wrote about my Top Ten Places in Pembrokeshire to photograph in 2016, I mentioned that this list changes on a regular basis as I visit new places or simply fall more in love with others and, true to my word, the list has changed, so here are my personal 10 favourite photography locations in Pembrokeshire as it stands now…

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A Musical Feast in July.

Fishguard International Music Festival 2017

Fishguard International Music Festival Announces 2017 Programme

Taking place at a variety of venues across north Pembrokeshire, the 2017 Fishguard International Music Festival will take place from 24 July – 4 August.

Highlights of this year’s festival include a performance of the complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos by Welsh National Opera Orchestra; a recital by 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition winner, Anna Tsybelva; a welcome return by the Gould Piano Trio performing a new work by Mark Simpson and the first visit to Wales by The Hermes Experiment.

This year’s festival includes two visits by Welsh National Opera Orchestra.  In addition to the performance of where to stay in Pembrokeshire Fishguard International Music Festival 2017the complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos at Neaudd y Dderwen, Rhosygilwen (28 July), the orchestra will give a concert at St Davids Cathedral (26 July) with Peter Donohoe as soloist for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1.  Further orchestral concerts will be given by the European Union Chamber Orchestra at St Mary’s Church, Haverfordwest (24 July) and the National Youth Orchestra of Wales under the baton of Carlo Rizzi at St Davids Cathedral (4 August).

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Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Feature image Freshwater West by Nigel J. Bevans

Featured image – Through the dunes at Freshwater West.

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It is midwinter in Wales and I’m standing on a deserted beach – and I’m completely naked and letting the warm December sun dry me off. Because I’ve just been swimming in the sea (which on a bright day like this doesn’t feel anywhere near as cold as you might fear) and because I neglected to bring a towel with me.

I should hasten to add that there is no one else on the sands at Porthmynawyd Bay, and in fact no one else probably for a mile or so in either direction along the coast. That’s why I couldn’t resist discarding my clothes for a quick impromptu dip…

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Pembrokeshire People – Brian John

Martha Morgan written by Brian John and played by Rhiannon James Year of Legends 2017

Year of Legends

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2017 has been hailed as the Year of Legends in Wales and the great and magnificent tales and legends of Wales will be celebrated and remembered across the land. For the folklore and tales of Pembrokeshire, local author, Dr Brian John, will be sharing his collection of Pembrokeshire Tales for us to enjoy on PembrokeshireLifeOnline.

Story telling is and has always been such an important part of the human condition. Most of us spend our lives trying hard to live our best story and, with the stories we tell ourselves and those we choose to share we endeavour to influence our worlds. In what we say, with words and deeds; art, music, dance, fashion and lifestyle, choices we make to be present or absent, the extent to which we give or take. Our stories abound.

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