Solva in Pembrokeshire

A lovely walk around the quay at Solva, just made it before the tide turned! A fantastic array of boats in their different size and colours. I often wonder how many get used on a regular basis and how far they go.

Solva grew as a port and by 1900 there were 30 ships registered here and 9 warehouses for cargo. Remains of lime kilns where imported limestone was burnt can be seen in the harbour.

Ships sailing to America left from here and it was possible to book a passage direct to the USA in 1840 for a fare of £4.00.

For over 200 years the small lighthouse has acted as a guide and hazard warning to ships. A lovely place to visit when you are in this part of the World.