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Some beach shots whilst the weather warms up..

Hello all,

Sorry for the gap of late and the lazy posting of videos instead, but it’s been blooming horrible here of late and, to be honest, I haven’t felt 100%. However, it’s a grey day and I can’t take any snaps at all, so here I am with a few more pictures from my current card (which is taking FOREVER to fill up).

First image is from a beach which is not my usual trip; this is Broadhaven. I went here thinking the weather would clear up and I could experiment like I did in Newport with a few images of the tide coming in. There is one as the next image but, as you can see, the sun stayed stubbornly behind clouds making things look almost monochrome! That and wind, I didn’t want to stay around too long.

Broadhaven..so far away from habitation that it truly appears black and white no matter what!

Broadhaven..so far away from habitation that it truly appears black and white no matter what!

Here is that image with the incoming tide. Amazing what you can try when you have a pair of wellies on. Mind you, you still need to be aware of the tides as you can concentrate in one direction whilst your “escape route” rapidly disappears under a good few inches of water. It’s not happened….yet.

Oooh, letter-box landscapes. How fashionable of me

Oooh, letter-box landscapes. How fashionable of me

Next is me going back to what I know. Newgale! Well, what do you expect? I’ve hardly seen the sun to take any nice landscapes at all this year. In fact for the next post, I may have to put on some historical images as there have been so few new opportunities of late. Either that or go on a long trip to undertake a specific project. we shall see.

Some nice pastel colours and the tide creeping in under the sand made for a nice capture I thought

Some nice pastel colours and the tide creeping in under the sand made for a nice capture I thought

Still at Newgale this was a few days later. It was quite a funny occurrence actually as I was there by chance but it would appear that local photographers had been keeping a beady eye on the weather and decided, out of sight, to converge on pretty much the same place I was standing. So, as I shuffled about to change angles and so on, I looked around to see a handful of other people watching exactly the same scene as me…seems that people really do stop to watch the sunset! Hope you like the result.

One of the very few recent winter sunsets over Newgale and the Islands

One of the very few recent winter sunsets over Newgale and the Islands

That’s all for now. I have a fun weekend planned as I’m having to deep clean the fishtank after a bloom of algae that killed a good few of the inhabitants. Wish me luck. See you all soon.

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Last of the holiday pictures and a local walk

Hello again all of you,

I do hope that you have subscribed to my YouTube channel. Well, I know that one person has…yes, it’s no fancy channel full of up to date topics but now and again I shall try to put a video of interest on there. I warn you now that my interest are quite varied, so it won’t just be weather. At the moment the weather is grey dull and damp, ideal for the Sunday papers, so I can’t think any videos will be coming for some time!

There weren’t too many pictures left over from my holiday, so I have put the one that I though was worth sharing on here, a little bit weather based. I think it was almost the last morning so I was up early to pack and there was a nice bit of mist and dew getting burnt off (slowly) in the field near the castle. Not often I’m up early enough or free to take a picture of this, so I got a few snaps.

Some mist burning off in the Monmouthshire countryside

Some mist burning off in the Monmouthshire countryside

Moving on, another visit to Newgale beach now in Pembrokeshire and I decided to explore the front at a very low tide. I didn’t realise that the caves I found were quite so extensive and that the rock was as aesthetically pleasing as it was. Usually, the tide is in enough to be wary of when I arrive, so I hadn’t ventured down to look around.

A monochrome conversion of some of the rocky folds on Newgale

A monochrome conversion of some of the rocky folds on Newgale

Quite glad I did to be honest. Apparently, there’s the remains of a petrified forest around on the beach here too. I need to check out which end of the beach that is (as it’s a good long walk from one end to the other at low tide) and have a good look for it. There was no evidence of it here, but I did get some nice monochrome of the rocky waves, as you can see.

I then moved along the front looking at the cliffs which had a very nice looking wave in them. when you watch the documentaries on TV talking about rock being folded around by extreme forces, this makes you realise quite what they mean. If I had a wider lens, I could have got a better shot of the entire part this picture is a part of, but you never know, someday.

Folds and caves under the road to St Davids. Most people passing through would probably never see this.

Folds and caves under the road to St Davids. Most people passing through would probably never see this.

As the tide was coming in, I decided to move inland but stuck me head in one of the caves/holes nearer the “safe zone” where the tide wouldn’t catch me out. Look at these veins of rock. I’m no geologist, but I think the whiter bits and veins are quartz, as that is quite prevalent in this area. Other than that I’m stumped I’m afraid.

Funny to think that those little pebbles in the picture can create such a hole over time

Funny to think that those little pebbles in the picture can create such a hole over time

Mind you, I was more taken by the effect that waves and pebbles (one of which I pinched as it was quite pretty…sorry) had been having over the years on what probably started out as a teeny tiny hole. The grey rock was as smooth as you could imagine rock could be. Very nice and well worth a picture.

Well, that’s the lot for this week, nowt too exciting I admit but I shall be moving on to a new card next time and I have some slightly different images of my favourite waterfall to post, so you should pop in and have a look if you have the time. Thanks for visiting!

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