Happy St Dwynwen's Day!
I'm blogging a little early this week in order to be part of the St Dwynwen Day celebrations with fellow members of the Cariad Chapter of the Romantic Novelists' Association. St Dwynwen is the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine. If you want to know more, see last week's post. As with St Valentine, it's a day to do romantic things - give cards, flowers, gifts, cook a special meal, tell someone you love them.
When I was thinking about something that was distinctively Welsh, beautiful and romantic, one of my first thought was the landscape. Something that makes Wales unique in the world is having a waymarked Coastal Path that runs for the whole coast of the country and that passes close to St Dwynwen's church on Anglesey. In January and in lockdown making a visit is probably one for the bucket list at the moment, but we can still daydream. I'm lucky - I was born and brought up by the sea and the local stretch of the path runs very close to my home.
I've raided my photo archives for some pictures of bits of the path, which I think show that Wales can be just as as lovely as any other parts of the British Isles, and a fine setting for romance. Most of them were taken when it was misty though - so you will have to add your own sunshine. It's a good setting for thrillers too - but that is another story.
Enjoy St Dwynwen's Day.
|Barry Island from Nell's Point
|Nell's Point from the Promenade
|The Dock breakwater and Jackson's Bay
|Tenby Harbour - in the rain
|One of Tenby's beaches at dusk
|View over the sea from Barry town
|The funfair at Barry Island