Monday, 6 March 2017
A breath of sea air
We felt like we needed a breath of sea air today. For a fortnight my asthma has been irritable and my peak flow poor so I thought, after Portsmouth's breezes last week, I could benefit from some Welsh sea air today, so Keith and I went down to our nearest beach at Llansteffan. Hence the new header photo. There are always shells washed up against the rocks. usually cockle shells, as the shallow area just at the mouth of the Towy is home to the Carmarthen Cockle Beds.
Above and below: you can see how fast the tide was coming in. As a cocklepicker, you need to know and respect these tides as golly gosh, this was coming in FAST and would have swept the feet out from under you.
As we couldn't walk around the headland, for obvious reasons!, we climbed up onto the footpath below the castle, from whence this photo looking up the Towy was taken.
Across the bay is Ferryside.
This splendid house (I don't know it's name so will have to look at my local map and report back) used to be pink, if my memory serves me correctly. It looks better (off)white!
Above and below, Ramsons and Celendines growing quickly now in the woods below the castle. I shall be back tomorrow with a few more words - these photos seem to take forever to load.