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CORRESPONDENCE. -r-J"r,r- All lettrrs must be written on. one side of the paper, and accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for pclbl icc¿[ioJ¿, but a3 a yaarantee of good, faith. VISITOH.-The habit you refer to is a most objectionable one, but your letter calling attention to it is not suit- able for publication in a newspaper. t THE SUMMER SEASON. SlIl,-From your remarks on this head in your last paper of the 13th July, and the scanty list of visitors at the watering places on the Welsh coast, it isto be feared, for the sake of those concerned, that this season will be another to be added to the number wf bad ones, and I agree with you that it ought to bring home to lodging- house keepers and local authorities the necessity of not further neglecting what they may consider matters" of improvement, if they cannot vie with other modern watering places in supplementing theil natural attractions with the costly works you mention. The number of attractive seaside resorts increases, and others will be brought into notice, though at present un- known to any but a stray tourist. Most people like a change of scene, and to explore new ground, and if they are annoyed by "trivial matters" in an old-established watering place will not return to it. The days are, I think, gone in which lodging keepers could charge what they pleased, and visit) us for a few weeks submitted to extortion, as a matter of course. But "hard times" have taught us all a lesson, and how to get the best value for our money. Bad trade, and losses in stocks and foreign loans, &c., have made paterfamilias very careful, and economy must be considered even in annual outings. Still, no doubt, families who can migrate to the seaside or a pretty country place for a change in summer, benefit so much in health that they will endeavour annually to avail of the facilities our islands afford, and, as you ob- serve, the competition for their custom has of late become more and more keen. This place, Tenby, is a favourite with many, and visited at all seasons of the year. The mildness of its climate, beautiful coast scenery, pretty drives inland, and the fine sands contiguous, will always attract, and the town is well kept, and sanitary matters attended to, good water, well supplied market, yet this is a backward season here also, as fewer summer visitors have as yet ap- peared than for many previous ones, and cards "of dis- tress" are displayed in many lodging houses, even now in mid-July. The bad state of trade in South Wales, &c., is doubtless the cause of the falling off, and the weather was cold up to the 10th of June; since very fine and pleasant. I have had some delightful strolls in this little Eng- land beyond Wales," but miss my old friends, the moun- tains and vales of North Wales. I meet many hero to whom it is still a "terra incognita," though they often visit Tenby and the opposite coast of Devon. There, too, at llfracombe, &c., few visitors are reported as yet. I suppose there will be a general rush to all of the favourite spots next month, when the London uuper ten come out to ruralise.—I am, &c., CARDIUM RUSTICUM. Penally, Tenby. 17th Jul v. 1877.











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