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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Weekend Snapshot



I thought I'd give the Weekend Snapshot a go. Sunday is usually a very quiet day for this blog, so I thought I'd jazz it up a bit. Actually, Sunday is somewhat of a misnomer today. It has done nothing but rain all day, and for goodness knows how many days and weeks beforehand. Every rare sunny weekend we've had in the last few months - I've been too busy with other things to get out and about and enjoy it. Here's a place I love to visit, on a sunny weekend - Rhossili (pronounced Ross-silly), on the Gower Peninsula, about 15 miles or so from where I live.

The first good view of the four-mile long beach, comes just past the Worm's Head Hotel. It's not an easy beach to get to if you have any kind of health problems. It's a very steep climb back up from there, even with a path and lots of steps. I prefer to look out across the beach from this vantage point.



The path that meanders along the cliffs is easy enough for most people to follow, with only one or two mild slopes. It's not unusual to encounter para-gliders or rock-climbers along the way. Sheep frequently graze the cliffs. It helps to keep the grass nice and trim. Just watch out for the mountains of sheep poop.



Following the path gives you fabulous views of the tidal island of Worm's Head. At low tide, it's attached to the mainland by a rocky, slippery causeway, which can be traversed with a little care. As the causeway is only open for an hour or two either side of low tide, anyone intending to cross to the island needs to be aware of tide times. Volunteers at the Coastwatch hut, just above the path leading to the shore, will be more than happy to provide this information.



If it's a nice, busy summer weekend, I like to walk past the Worm, as we locals call it, and follow the coastline around to the next bay. I don't do this during the winter, unless I have someone with me, as it can be quite an isolated spot outside the main tourist season.



Here's my final destination on such a weekend walk - Fall Bay.

When I get the chance to visit this spot, I like to sit on this dramatic headland, which I believe is called Tear's Point, and look down on Fall Bay.

Hopefully, the rain will clear up soon, and I'll be able to bring you some new weekend pics, rather than these recycled ones. Happy Sunday!

24 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

These are wonderful shots. I would love to glide right in and be there. Stunning.

Dragonstar said...

What beautiful, sunny, evocative photos Siani! I can feel the sun and the breeze. Do the larks still sing there?

poor man's nicole richie said...

though it rained, the view still looks fascinating, thanks to you!
btw, why worm's head? does it resemble a worm's head?

julie said...

What a wonderful place to just smell the sea air and feel the warmth of the sun of your face!

I hope your weather will be good enough for you to come back here. By the way, are there no people living near the area? The place seems far from residences.

Have a great week!

maiylah said...

wow ... such stunning shots! lovely view! no wonder you love visiting that place!
thank you for sharing! :)

Happy WS!
My WS post

~Yen~ said...

Wish it's summer in here! It's freezing cold! lol Thanks for bringing sunshine!My Snapshots is up as well ;-) Happy Weekend!

Pretty Life Online said...

these are great shots!!!! I love nature too... thanks for dropping by!!! Have a nice day!

Snap Catch said...

stunning photos! thanks for sharing... mine's up too hope you'll visit if you get some time...

Aileni said...

On August Bank Holiday 1952 it was very quiet and I walked with a friend to Burry Holmes. About halfway between the white building and the west end of the downs, I found the complete skeleton of a Guillimot. I still have it.
Imagine a bank holiday quiet now.
That is Tears Point and Fall Bay looks the same as it did in 1947.
A.

LadyBanana said...

I really must get round to visiting this beautiful part of the world..

Just hope we get a decent summer this year to do some travelling around!

Liza said...

Those are lovely photos. It looks so inviting. Happy WS.

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Juliana RW said...

wonderfull pics. i love the view ;)

My Weekend Snapshot in here

Misty Dawn said...

Oh my gosh, Siani - It's absolutely gorgeous!

Carver said...

What a beautiful place to go on the weekend or any time. I wish I could visit there some time.

the teach said...

Siani, they are beautiful pictures! How lucky for you to have such a lovely place to go on a sunny day! :)

I have Weekend Snapshots up...

WirelessBliss said...

W-O-W...what a view!

mine is here: wirelessbliss: when it rains, it pours...

Natalie said...

Wow! It is so gorgeous there!!!!

Come visit my Weekend Snapshot picture if you get a chance! :)

napaboaniya said...

I wished I was during the weekend!!! It's such a great way to spent the weekend, rather than me stuck home cleaning!! *sighz*

eastcoastlife said...

That is a beautiful beach! And what a place to spend a lazy Sunday!

I live near a beach but it is no where close to your beach!

Kim said...

Amazing! I especially love the contrast in colors and shapes in the photo with the island and the flowers in the foreground.

janujennifer said...

oh wow....breathtakingly stunning!

Ladynred said...

Beautiful photos. That's what I need now. It's freezing cold where I live..
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Chikai said...

wow! what a view! thanks for sharing. :)

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Heart of Rachel said...

It has been raining here for several days too but today the sun finally decided to show itself and drive the gray clouds away.

I love the photos. Looks like a beautiful and peaceful place to go.

 
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