After a super breakfast including bacon, beans, sausages, eggs, pain au chocolate, croissants, toast and more, the children headed out on the coach to Pembroke Castle.
Luana: Breakfast was delicious!
Olivia P: The food was really good and it was really filling.
We had a super time at Pembroke Castle! Our guide shared with us all sorts of insights into the long, varied and dramatic history of the castle -- for example, the Lords had 18 to 25 courses of food! Because they were so physically busy, they needed 6000 calories a day! We saw pterodactyl footprints, the dungeon where a man survived seven years waiting for revenge and discovered some grisly uses of urine. The children also created some very effective brass rubbings.
Megan: There was a pterodactyl in the caves!
Namu: Would you like being locked in the dungeon? I wouldn't last three days in a dungeon but John Whithaw lasted seven years!
In the afternoon, the groups split so one team enjoyed bushcraft activities and a coastal walk. The weather cleared up just in time for a glorious walk (photos to come). The others enjoyed sightseeing and souvenir shopping in Tenby and a games afternoon. After dinner and diary writing, the children are settling down for another evening...