Selected Tales from the Waste family travels for Bechtel Corporation

The Winter of 1962-63


 Tenby: The View From The Hill

Our first winter in Wales turned out to be one of the worst they had experienced in decades. But what a view we had from our house! We lived up at the edge of town, in a part of Tenby called Northcliff. Behind the house and to the side, there was only wild countryside edged by a very steep cliff. But looking south, we had an unbelievable bird's eye view of the Tenby Harbor and the popular North Beach. Snow is seen covering Castle Hill and in the distance, the isolated Caldey Island can be seen. Seagulls frequently flew around our house and I think we could actually hear the surf down below.


There we are, "enjoying" some time outdoors. Right behind those trees in back of us was the cliffs. They dropped hundreds of feet to the sea. Was it dangerous living so close to the edge? Now that I think about it . . . it was an especially dangerous place because I don't recall seeing a fence at the edge of our property.

From the left, that's Shawn, Jamie, Steve and me during the great winter of 1962-63.



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