You will have to forgive my absence from blogging this month, but life has been very busy, and we have had our eldest daughter here for 10 days (with the Green Man Festival taking her off at the beginning of it). Last Saturday we joined up with a good friend of mine, who suggested a walk down on the Gower again. It is fast becoming one of my favourite places to visit.
Above is the view from the sand dunes at Broughton, looking back towards the Carmarthenshire coastline and Burry Port.
Turn slightly East, and you take in the Carmarthen Fans and start of the Brecon Beacons.
This is the Blue Pool at Broughton. As you can see, lots of youngsters were thoroughly enjoying themselves leaping into it again and again. Some being more adventurous than others, climbing to the highest part to jump. It's about 8 feet or so deep, so safe to leap into.
Harebells were growing here - the area is limestone with masses of sand dunes.
Looking across to Worm's Head at the far end of Rhossili Bay.
Burry Holms, which becomes an island at high tide. We ventured across but didn't dare to linger as the tide was coming in fast.
The remains of a small chapel built by monks who once lived here in the Medieval period. Before them, there was a Hillfort built in Iron Age times, and previously, the isle was used in the Mesolithic by peoples who visited it periodically during certain times of the year, to add to their larder. (Marine resources I don't doubt). As we were leaving, several fishermen passed us on their way to the isle to spend the night fishing. I should imagine it is incredibly atmospheric there at night.
Pointing my camera into the sun darkened the photos and made them a nice combination of gloom and sparkling waves.
This one turned out very well. Worms Head in the background again.
A backdrop of Rhossili Downs (192m, 632 feet) behind a lovely holiday home owned by the National Trust. I mention the Downs, because I actually managed to climb up them with T and D!!! What I should also mention is that having found out that I have a Dairy intolerence, by cutting it right out of my diet, my peak flow is back to 420 - 440 and my Respiratory Nurse said I was 95% of back to normal again. My peak flow is pretty well normal for someone of my age. SO, with much encouragement from D and T, I made it up the hill. I shall put the photos in Part II.
Meanwhile, we had the entire length of Rhossili Beach to negotiate - a level walk at least, but 2 1/2 miles long.
Part II tomorrow, and I wish I could include every photo I took (about 150 of them!) but no time or room . . .