A Day Out In Tenby

A Day Out In Tenby

As I mentioned in a previous post, we kind of ran out of things to do at Bluestone. It was a wonderful stay but the two of us were getting antsy. I was getting anxious for no reason and I think Iain was just restless. His holidays growing up were always in the countryside, so he was eager to explore. After spending a morning exploring Carew castle, we decided to spend the day in Tenby.

I guess what made me anxious the most is driving around a new town. The cause of most of my anxiety stems from things that are out of my control and it’s exhausting. I’m not really that great at parking so I always worry about having to try fit into tight spaces. But I literally just drove to fucking Wales! I pushed through and it was fine. We had a nice day, it’s almost always never as bad as I expect it to be.

It took us 15 minutes to drive to the castle from where we were staying. The road was long and windy, the drive was actually kind of enjoyable. We saw so many farm animals! Sitting down! I am obsessed with cows sitting down, I think they are the cutest thing in the world. We saw a ton of sheep and even baby lambs sitting down too, it was great. The drive from the castle to Tenby was another 15 minutes as well. When we arrived in Tenby, we parked in Sainsbury’s. Can you believe you get three hours of parking for just 50p in Wales? I was thrilled! All that worrying over nothing.

So we parked up, and again, just explored.

When we go away every inch of our trip is normally planned. Creating itineraries is fun, okay! This little day trip in particular was fun because it was quite spontaneous. My mental health rarely lets me do spontaneous things, so it was nice.

It turns out Tenby is cute as hell

Since it was my first time in Wales, I had no idea what to expect. Tenby was so darling! Colourful houses everywhere, quirky little shops, and lots of cute places to eat. We walked down different lanes, took photos, searched for tacky souvenirs (it’s a tradition), and saw so many dogs I lost count. I don’t know what it is about a cute town, but it makes me want to reminisce. As we were walking round, we spoke about past holidays and how great it is that we’re still together. Our origin story is a dramatic one and funnily enough a lot of people thought we wouldn’t work. Four years later, we live together and have a cat. It was fun exploring a new place and remembering old times.

There was a beach too

The only UK beaches I’ve ever been to are Brighton and Bournemouth. I’m not a fan of either or beaches in general really. Plus the weather wasn’t amazing; it was sunny, but also windy. And boy, was that wind cold! I wasn’t really fussed about visiting the beach, but I guess it would  be silly to come all this way and not see it.

I completely underestimated how gorgeous UK beaches would be, Tenby’s was breathtaking! We didn’t venture down but viewed from afar. It was glorious. I definitely want to visit more now.

Here are some snaps from our day out!

We also found a little vegan haven in Tenby, which I can’t wait to share with you in another post.

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2 Comments

  1. May 14, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Wow Tenby is gorgeous! The beach looks absolutely beautiful. Much better than some of the other UK beaches.

  2. July 19, 2017 / 3:29 am

    Lovely photos! Tenby looks and sounds really wonderful and adorable! I love Wales so much. I went on holiday there quite a few times as a child and whenever I go to Wales as a adult, it just feels so nostaglic. The scenery there is just so beautiful 🙂 I’d love to visit Tenby myself someday. It’s lovely that you challenged your anxiety and drove to Wales and that you had a mostly spontaneous day out! I can understand how hard that is because I have to plan every little detail when I’m going somewhere otherwise my anxiety is so much worse >.< That beach is so stunning too. Gotta love 'tacky' souvenirs! x

    Sarah

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