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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Tide is High: Summer Evenings down Gelliswick Bay

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Children walking up the hill in wet clothes, wet suits and often bare feet means Summer has finally arrived at Gelliswick.  The beach is enjoyed by locals all year round, but once the weather warms up and the tide is high, then the sea can really be enjoyed for jumping and swimming.


Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

On Friday after school, we quickly got all the homework and reading books done, dusted and packed ready for Monday.  We made a few rolls, packed fruit, swimming costumes and a towel each (the girls packed their goggles and swim hats too!) and made our way down the hill to enjoy the bay.  

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

We watched the tide coming in, ate our picnic, then tested the water.    


Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire


Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire


The sea was so calm and still.  It was like wild swimming in a river.



Once the tide was high enough, the jumping commenced!

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

There is  also a lower step to slip into the sea for those wanting to swim without the run and jump!

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire


Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

The kids did it again and again, making the most of the deep sea, as all too soon it would be heading out again.  

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

As it was only one night after a full moon, the sea went out rapidly.  Suddenly the steps and "pier" were visible once again.

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

The older kids enjoyed a late evening swim then.

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

The kids came back for cuddles to warm up.  We relaxed and enjoyed a bottle of beer.

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

I love sitting on a beach at dusk.  I could have set up a fire and stayed there for longer, but Dave knows how much easier it is to get all four kids back UP the hill while they are still wide awake, so we began to make our way home.

Swim jump Gelliswick Bay Pembrokeshire

Tigers and all!



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12 comments

  1. You do live in a lovely part of the world. I would have loved to have gone swimming like that after school!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it is great to cool down after a hot day at school! Not like this all year round mind! ;-) x

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  2. What a beautiful spot to live in. It looks like so much fun - I'd have had my wetsuit on and been in there like a flash too!

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    1. Yeah, I've got to admit, I went in with just my swimming costume on. It wasn't quite hot tub temp but was warm enough for a refreshing swim! x

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  3. Looks like brilliant fun! Can't believe that's the sea, it looks so calm x

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    1. I know, then the next day it was back to wild again! When it's wild the waves go over the wall onto the road- I love it! :-) x

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  4. That's such a lovely thing for your family to enjoy on your doorstep - proper childhood memories!! PS nice Saltwater sandals ;)

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  5. You know, I really love reading your posts about stuff like this - what comes through is such a strong sense of family and how important that is to you.

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  6. Wow, that run and jump into the sea looks so much fun! What a lovely place and a great way to spend a Friday evening :) #countrykids

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  7. A perfect way to spend a summer's afternoon. My kids would have done just the same running and jumping in like that, I hope one day they get to meet, I think they would get on so well! I wish I loved a bit closer to the coast, it is a car journey for us but I do love to watch the sun go down there, just the beer isn't an option when you have to drive home! Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventure on Country Kids.

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  8. What a beautiful spot! I'd quite like to jump into that water too :) #countrykids

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  9. Looks great fun, but I bet that was bloomin' cold!

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