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Bringing peace, hope and love to Wales

The miraculous arrival of Christianity to the Welsh coast when St Tecwyn arrived after drifting across in a coracle. He brought peace, hope and love. Here is the stained glass from the parish church of Llanfihangel-y-traethau, which Polly Hope made in memory of my parents Diccon and Frances. The saint is being welcomed by a…

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The skulls in Otranto

I visited Otranto Cathedral in late October 2011 with my younger sister Kate, while researching places on our route for my book “Crab’s Odyssey“ on sailing adventures in Greece, Italy and Turkey.¬†Sure enough, there behind the altar in the Cathedral crypt were impressive glass cupboards against the walls, and, in them, rows and rows of…

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