Monday, 15 May 2017
This is a gorgeous little valley running down to the sea at Pwll Arian, not far from Strumble Head. Translated, that means "treasure pool" or some such thing. A perfect place for a picnic. There is of course a legend attached to the name -- apparently a treasure was found here following a shipwreck, which led to the enrichment of the young man who found it, following a great storm. This may be a very old story, and it may date from the time of the Spanish Armada of 1588, when Spanish galleons were driven along the west coast of Great Britain and where many were shipwrecked during a particularly vicious spell of stormy weather.