Tenby Beach, low tide,
walking through clear reflections
of stone cliff houses
After crossing the channel from Rosslare in Wexford County, Ireland, we stop at Tenby in Pembrokshire County, Wales. A sign in Welsh says the name of the town is Dinbych-y-Pysgod, which means little fortress of the fish. This was once a seaside fort overlooking a little harbor on the southwest coast of Wales. A medieval town grew up around Tenby Castle, which is now in ruins, as is a small castle on St. Catherine's Island. Several miles of clean, sandy beaches lie on either side of a promontory, a popular holiday spot. We join the crowds strolling along the north beach, enjoying the feel of water and soft sand on bare feet.