Day 039: Laugharne – Amroth

The welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, a great wordsmith who wore his heart on his sleeve, brings fame and notoriety to this corner of Wales.

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Dylan lived in Laugharne for just four years with his wife Caitlin, living in the boathouse that was bought for him by a wealthy friend.

I leave Laugharne, walking through St John’s Hill. Dylan wrote a poem called the Birthday walk describing a stroll around Laugharne on his 30th birthday. There are verses of this poem displayed at various points along this two mile walk.

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I was disappointed on reaching Pendine sands to fine that it had been shut off for military training that day. I was looking forward to walking along the 7-mile stretch of beach.

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It was famous in the 1920s for its car and motorcycle racing where land speed record attempts were made. Malcolm Campbell was one of those racers in his car, the Blue Bird.

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I finish my walk today at the pretty place called Amroth with its sandy beach and castle that looks more like a manor house.