I returned to the lighthouse on the pier and the little plaque that made such an impression on me those 6 years ago.
Nothing has changed on this pier. But there has been a lot of investment and renovation in the town. Now the beautifully restored little cobbled streets are lined with shops: jewellery, crafts, cafes and restaurants, and, how could I forget, pubs.
I climbed the 199 steps that lead up to the Norman church of St. Mary on the cliff top, adjacent to the monastery. The view of the sea and the town here can never be forgotten, if one only sees it once.