Category Archives: Sea

Our Aunt Emily

Aunt Emily earned her place among the sea captains of Dinas by having spent nine years at sea, mainly on the poop deck of the ‘Comliebank’. John Griffiths, her nephew, standing third from the left in the back row,  coaxed her … Continue reading

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At anchor on the heavenly shore

Remembered by the maritime communities of Dinas, Pembrokeshire and Jelsa on the Island of Hvar.

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The ridiculous shame of poverty

In at least one respect Martha Ann’s (absent) husband was a good catch. David became a master mariner and was known locally as ‘Capten dwbl’ on account of the additional maritime certificates he was said to have acquired. Even a doubly qualified … Continue reading

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Left or right?

Both are delightful. When you get to the beach at Newport, turn left for the dunes. Turn right for these rock formations in the cliffs.

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Finding the North Pole

In places where many unrelated families have the same surname* and people occupy the same land for generations, the name of a house becomes part of a persons’s identity, as gravestones testify. Was this house named as a wry comment on the poverty of the soil as … Continue reading

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On the rocks

The rocks on Dinas’s beaches provide an anchorage for an interesting collection of molluscs and lichens, many of which are indicators that the air is clean and general pollution levels are low. Our local Cwm yr Eglwys is included on the Marine … Continue reading

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Phone a fisherman

There are eight or nine fishermen working out of Fishguard Lower Town. It’s dangerous work. The men usually go out alone and are dependent on the weather, tides and availability of fish – all of which are beyond their control. … Continue reading

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