Archive for June 7th, 2014
Hello All…or should I say “is anyone out there?”!
Seems the poll I posted recently fell on stony ground so I might have to consider whether I should continue to post and maybe just pop my photos into the odd competition as I do anyhow. I had processed these pictures anyway so I shall post this entry and see how may visitors I get in the next week or so. Come on guys and gals!
This set was from a few trips back when I go for a trip along the coast. Some of you may know that I do a bit of sailing with a couple of friends out of Neyland marina during the Summer (as it is of late) and in the Winter (quite why I don’t know). My skipper won’t dare go under the road bridge just outside the marina as he says the winds and tide are way too risky. Didn’t stop this guy……
Taken from the same vantage point (about 120 feet up) a view towards Pembroke Dock yacht club and the plethora of yachts and varied craft moored in the little bay just along the way. I like this picture because you can clearly see the tide running against all the ropes and it made for a good effect I thought.
Now we head North to take some pictures from Goodwick. This is the harbour arm where, off to the left and out of view, the Stena ferry berths and heads off to Ireland every afternoon. In the future there are plans to make this enclosure which is pretty empty now, into a very fancy marina to attract visitors from Ireland and further afield. I did once see a boat from Canada moored in Neyland as we left on a jolly…now that’s a journey I’d shy away from!
Rust. Universally hated the world over if you own a car or any type of machinery (in this case, the bottom of the lighthouse). Kept at bay by oodles of WD40 if you are lucky but eventually the car gets to the stage where it has to be ground out to pass its road-worthiness test! However, I don’t think for a moment that it would get anywhere near as bad as this. Whilst it is a scourge, I thought it looked quite pretty…colourful to the extreme.
A portrait view of the previous portion of rustiness. Judging by the fist size holes in the metal further down there’s a bit of work to do here. However, having seen the winter storms that this area takes the brunt of, I am not surprised it looks a teeny bit shabby. After all, why would you spend months repairing it when there is another storm a few weeks away?
Yes, I’m sorry. A sunset. This one was taken from the bridge in Neyland at the same time as the images further up. I don’t often include coastal scenes so it is a little out of the ordinary, honest. As you can see, this looks towards the refinery that is still going after all the news stories that it was being closed/sold/dismantled and such. In addition there are a number of wind turbines that have popped up in the foreground since I took this picture….a nod towards a greener refinery per chance?
Well, that is the lot for this post. Please, please keep visiting. I like showing you the local area (although you get a slightly limited and bias view!). If anything, the poll has made me realise I should make decisions like that myself!
Thanks for your visit, see you soon.