Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Q is for Quiet Times
Along at ABC Wednesday http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/ Q is for quiet places - a time for peace and reflection -St Govans' Chapel Pembroke. St Govan was of irish descent, tradition says he was pursued by pirates to the cliff edge where the chapel now stands, a cleft in the rockopened for Govan to hide in, closing again until the pirates left.
St Govan remained in this area for the rest of his life, worshipping, preaching and teaching until his death in 586.
We visited the chapel while on a walk across National Trust land at Stackpole Head a brilliant stretch of coastline , although access to the chapel is limited to certain times , this stretch of coastline is part of the MOD firing range!
Bosherton Lily Ponds are close by - with many pathways to be explored , leading down into the sand dunes - the waters in the pools are crystal clear - you could see the water lilies starting growth - soon to be wall to wall colour across the lakes.
We walked in Bosherston Woods amongst the wild garlic and then dropped into the local pub at Bosherton Village and sampled blue cheese and wild garlic soup - very tasty with large chunks of home baked bread.
Apparently so we were told by the chef - the leaves of the wild garlic are used not the root and the leaves can be chopped and added to a salad - so there we are culinary tip of the day !!-