This month, all the photographs in the series were taken in September, though not this year. I have pictures going back to the time I first bought a DSLR camera, and I like to share these.
This image is from the Gower Peninsula, the first UK Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), established in Wales in 1956. The rocky promontory centre-right, is called the Worm’s Head and, although in this photograph it appears to be separated from the main headland, it is accessible for reasonable periods at low tide. If you decide to explore it, please ensure you consult the tide tables on display at the Coastguards’ hut on the way to the place. It could be a little embarrassing and quite chilly to get stuck when the tide returns and traps you there!
We were there for a wedding anniversary in 2019, and stayed in the relatively isolated Worm’s Head Hotel, with a wonderful view of the bay from our room window. There are fabulous, wild walks along the cliff in both directions, and a stimulating hike along the top of Rhossili Downs, a ridge rising to 193 metres (633 feet). We walked it in a high wind that almost blew us off! But the views are spectacular.
The beach is formed from soft sand and houses the remains of a shipwreck, the Helvetia from Norway, that ran aground in 1887. While we were there a small of group of brave folk were learning to surf in the waves lapping the sands.
I’m posting a weekly photograph of our wonderful world here, but I’m also Tweeting one each day, with the hashtag #ourworldiswonderful, join me there if you wish, you’ll find me here. I hope you’ll comment, like, and share these to spread the joy of natural beauty to as many people as possible. It just might persuade some to join the cause and fight the coming climate emergency and species extinction.
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