Fishguard, Wales

Sep 04, 2017 - National Geographic Orion


The chilly grey mist hanging over Fishguard this morning did not bode well for the hike we had scheduled along the coastline. Fortunately, the weather did little to dampen our spirits, nor, as it turns out, our walk. It ended up being an absolutely lovely trek that brought us past a popular surfing beach, up over heather-covered hilltops bursting with ripe blackberry bushes, and into the striking ruins of a Neolithic fortress. What was to be a lazy afternoon at sea transformed into one of our best adventures so far, an impromptu Zodiac cruise that brought us within arm's reach of dolphins, porpoises and seals. Throw in a few local delicacies, plenty of Welsh smiles and even a brief glimpse of the sun, and you have a recipe for an unexpectedly fantastic day. 

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Jacob Edgar

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Jacob is an ethnomusicologist, world music tastemaker and global explorer with an insatiable curiosity for the diverse ways in which people express themselves through music.  Jacob’s adventures have taken him to dozens of countries, and hundreds of the world’s greatest international music festivals, showcases and performance venues in search of exceptional musical talents.

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