Monday, 16 June 2008

More from the Gower Peninsular

We had a great Father's Day visit with our DS and his DF and managed to fit in another gorgeous walk on the Gower Peninsular (South Wales).
Just a PS here for Carol. I'm so sorry that we passed right by your door again! but my DS said we had a 9 mile walk to do so there was no time for socialising :-( but we intend to come up again in September/October so will try to meet up then.

Anyway the scenery was breathtaking and just like the TV ads, hardly anyone on the beaches.

I think this is Oxwich Bay. The walk took us through some lovely woodland, disappearing every so often into little tunnels of greenery that were quite magical, it was very difficult to capture the atmosphere on camera but here's a couple of shots.

Along the way we discovered this great tree swing and guess who had to have the first go, our intrepid tour guide (DS) of course.

We didn't keep up the pace that the walk guide suggested, surprise, surprise!! So after lunch, having completed about a third of it we headed back along he beach, but not before I'd taken a couple of textural shots.

I just loved the dappled light on this fallen tree and the leaf reflections.

And this seaside thistle plant was too good to miss, even if it was a bit hurriedly taken as DS disappeared over the sand dunes!

On the way back along the beach we discovered this jelly fish, thank goodness it was a dead one as we were paddling at the time! I've never seen one this close before.

We finished off the day with a lovely Italian meal in Cardiff Bay, followed by drinks in the old Custom House.

On Sunday the weather had done the dirty and we got soaked on our walk into the Bay to see the French Market, so we just had to warm up and dry out at my favourite gallery Craft in the Bay. We'd already been treated to a delicious cooked breakfast, but managed to squeeze in a cake and coffee, well it would have been rude not to!

Once again our DS and his DF proved to be the 'hosts with the most'


Carol said...

Your cards marked lady, that's 100 lines if you don't call in for a cuppa next time! Aren't I lucky to have all that on my doorstep!My kettle will be on for you, anytime!

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Another lovely weekend and the unmissable visit to your craft shop. Did you spend???

Karen Hall said...

Lovely texture shots again.
"Your" beach looks a bit full to me

Fran├žoise said...

Beautiful pictures! What a lovely beach.
We had jelly fish on the menu one day in China... But I wasn't courageous enough to taste it!

Jacquelines blog said...

Great pictures Sharon!!!

Homeleightigger said...

Lovely pix Sharon - you did capture the atmosphere, I can feeeel the peacefulness and tranquility.... Val