Cwm yr Eglwys and its Mediterranean climate

IMG_3689Our local beach warrants an article on Wikipedia and I’m quoting here from the text:

Sheltered from prevailing winds, Cwm-yr-Eglwys is renowned for having its very own microclimate, it being a few degrees warmer and dryer compared to other parts of the Pembrokeshire coast.[6] This allows the growth of trees and shrubs of almost Mediterranean luxuriance.[7]

I find this difficult to believe as you don’t find many swimmers in the Mediterranean, choosing to wear wet-suits on their summer swims; they are not rare in Cwm yr Eglwys, however.

Maybe the trees along the cliff-tops do give this bay a rather Mediterranean feel. If you’d like a reminder of the real thing, here is a water colour by local artist, Jean Pugh. It’s entitled Pine trees / mountain, Aix en Provence and is on sale at Len Rees’ beautiful Gallery* for £250.

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Len Rees card

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About bookvolunteer

I'm passionate about books, about Oxfam and about making the world a better place. When I'm not filling the shelves in Oxfam Wilmslow, I might be found reading the books I've bought in the beautiful surroundings of North Pembrokeshire.
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