Seen from a watcher’s point of view. DimExcuses Behind the Scenes Christmas Special.


When not writing and photographing Wild West Wales, I like to get in the water and try and get some waves.  I am often dragging my long suffering girlfriend Sharon down the Gower, West Wales, or even on the ferry over to France. Like me Sharon likes to snap away when we are on our adventures, you can see our 2013 France trip here, and our 2014 trip here.


As a change from normal proceedings I have got Sharon’s camera and have put together the best shots of me on our travels. A behind the lens look at the man behind DimExcuses.

DimExcuses Pobbles Bay

From the sunniest Pobbles Bay, Gower gets above, to beaches of Brittany, France below.

Wave Graffiti

Our long stays in Newgale West Wales ensures that we see some good waves. Getting bashed by them…

Taking a hit!

…and occasionally riding them.

DimExcuses Newgale

Always accompanied by Molly the French Bulldog / Boston Terrier cross (Frenchton).  she is my surf coach…

DimExcusesSurf Bulldog

…Lifeguard (please note I am in the photo below too)…

Molly the Lifeguard

…equipment checker…

Molly Equipment Checker

…and chief mechanic! Here she is helping Dennis Halpin get his exhaust back on.

Molly Bulldog Mechanic

It would have been a logistical nightmare to take Molly to France, so we left her with the Cwm Tawel Yurt Glamping Crew in Bridgend, and got back out to the French sun and surf.

Cote Sauvage

Catching some waves on the Cote Sauvage.

DimExcuses Cote Sauvage

Obviously it wouldn’t be true DimExcuses behind the scenes without a apres-surf glass of French Wine!

Wine Time DimExcuses

Here is the full gallery of my DimExcuses adventures (click to view the slideshow)

Sharon, Molly and I hope to get up to similar adventures in 2015! So Merry Christmas and Nadolig Llawen from us here in Wild West Wales, have a good one, DimExcuses.

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