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Castaway Cove at Sunset Daily
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Went out to get a photo of Seamen Wall on Thursday hoping that both the tides and the sun would be ok for a shot suitable for a topo.

By the time the tide was out far enough, the sun had become obscured by clouds and there was no chance of me ending up with something I could work on. Got one of the sunset though. (Above).

Managed to get a suitable shot of Black Wall.

Black Buttress - Rhossili Daily
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Another new development at Rhossili courtesy of Roy T.

Off there this evening to add some more routes and take some photos.

Black Buttress

Gower Again Daily
Friday, May 6, 2016

Back in Swansea again after a few days in Suffolk.

The scenery is, of course, very different on the East Coast. Some lovely heathlands and wetlands.

There's a new bird hide built on the western side of North Warren. It was a beautiful and sunny morning and I watched three marsh harriers cavorting high across the marshes. No photos - my camera just can't do it.

But out today on Gower. Few people around despite the reasonable weatherc.

Out in the Morning Daily
Saturday, April 23, 2016

I really should go more. Mostly it's been afternoons and evenings. It'd be a good excuse to get up early at the weekends.

It was warm in the sun and the sunlight, coming from the east, made everything look quite different.

Looking from Yellow Buttress towards Rhossili. I took the lower path and scrambled over to Juniper Wall.

I noticed that there is no juniper at Juniper Wall. There is, however, some between Horse's Cliff and Yellow Buttress. You can see patches of it on the right side of the picture.

QR Codes Daily
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Playing with qrencode

From the Seat Daily
Thursday, March 3, 2016

I often sit here for a while and so last Saturday I took a photo looking out over the sea. I always look out this way. Usually lots of chough, ravens and stonechats.

The photo looks a bit bleak.

Proof Daily
Monday, February 15, 2016

We sometimes have sun in Swansea. Here's proof.

Had to make the most of it today.

Dad Daily
Saturday, February 6, 2016


Nice Weather Daily
Thursday, January 14, 2016

I've hardly been out.

Hopefully dashing over to Essex will stop, for a while, at least.

Out this weekend. Sunny and cold is the forecast!

New Year Daily
Sunday, January 3, 2016

Well... an unusual Christmas. I spent most of Christmas Eve (and Day), mostly alone, in Essex.

I went up to check Bay Cottage, spending the evening of the 24th there, and celebrated by myself and with a central heating system that had decided it wasn't going to work.

I arrived back in Swansea late on the 25th.

So... currently the family is a little spread out...

Susanne is here, of course.

Eric is currently here with us. He's off to Hong Kong soon for a while.

Ann is in Bristol.

Robert is teaching law at the Uni in Gambia. He'll be back late in the year.

I went out today to Cwm Ivy. I've never seen it quite so wet and dark.

From the Other Bird Hide Daily
Sunday, December 20, 2015

A short walk this afternoon out to Cwm Ivy to check out the other new bird hide.

You can just see the hide from where I took the photo a month ago.

Away Again Daily
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Long to be back in some sort of routine!

Three Cliffs Bay Daily
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Four shots in this panorama.

The first 4 shots taken on my current camera. Taken in November 2009.

Weather awful here. Rain and wind forecast for the next week!

Still Away Daily
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Back, hopefully, on Friday.

Above the Bothy Daily
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Out today to Ram Grove.

Bright and barely windy at all.

It's getting on for a month since I last went. Must be a record!

Away for a couple of days from tomorrow.

Bird Hide at Cwm Ivy Daily
Saturday, November 21, 2015

So... I finally got the chance to go down to Cwm Ivy and the new bird hide.

Saw some little egrets but little else of interest.

Still... that wasn't the point. Just a chance to relax a bit.

This was taken from the hide. Notice how dark it was in the middle of the afternoon

You also can just see, in the distance, a new hide under construction.

Anyway. It rained and, for once on my weekend outings, I remained dry!

Housebound Daily
Sunday, November 8, 2015

For a myriad of reasons I've been unable to get out for a while.

The car broke down for a couple of days, there have been storms and I've been just too busy.

Hopefully I can get out soon.

There's a new bird hide at Cwm Ivy. I'll take my stove, binoculars and spend half a day there. I'll get some peace.

Kingshall Daily
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Weekend before the last I went for a walk with Parisa from Llandewi to Middleton via Kingshall.

Came across this rather spooky derelict farm house.

Looks like something where the Blair Witch would live!

Lots of abandoned farmhouses around Gower; especially at the western end. I guess most were abandoned in the 60s and 70s before if became fashionable to buy up old buildings as second homes.

Some of these old places are really isolated.

The photo is geotagged.

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