The Pirate’s Beach

We went down last night to what we have always known as the Pirate’s Beach, for no better reason, I think, than the fact that in the 1970s it still had the very visible remains of a shipwreck close to the sea shore.   I’ve now discovered that its real name is Penrhos Beach and that the ship was called Athena and sank in December 1852 on its way from Alexandria to Liverpool.   The crew were saved.   The beach stretches north from Llanddwyn Island up to the Malltreath Estuary and is overlooked by the Bodorgan estate.   There was a lone horseman:-

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