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Morning on the estuary
Water as still as a mill pond
Silk reflections on the surface
Boats sleeping before sailing
Serenity and peace reigns
Call of gulls fills the clear air .
Location - River Teifi Estuary , Cardiganshire , Wales .
A few hundred metres downstream from Cardigan, St. Dogmaels sits on
the opposite bank at a crook in the estuary. It is traditionally a
fishing village and boats anchor here in the wide tidal stretches of
A religious community was founded in St.Dogmaels in the early 12 th century by monks from the abbey of Tiron in northern France. The site was given abbey status in the year 1120 at a time when over twenty monks were resident here. The abbey went through several stages of building before its dissolution in 1536, but there are still some elements remaining from the 12 th and 13 th centuries (notably the almost full-height north wall of the church). Much of what remains is at foundation level, but the plan is still clearly visible, as are some of the red floor tiles, which probably date from the 15 th century.