What a weekend of weather, massive tides, storms and snow. Though the Gower salty air made sure we had no snow, we still had blue clouds passing us over the rocks exposed by the huge low tide.
Molly the French Bulldog and I were on our usual Gower Coast #StormWatch, but the storm had long since past Gower and we were left to walk in the following calm and drink up the low sun as we walked from Caswell to Langland Bay and back.
Molly was more interested in playing on the beach.
But I made her do the whole walk from Caswell to Langland Bay and back.
It is a fantastic walk, about 6.2km there and back. We were even treated to a rainbow over Swansea Bay that landed right on Tata Steel in Port Talbot. Hopefully a good omen for them. There is steel at the end of the rainbow.
Today was a day when the sunsets eclipse the rainbows.
The low sun soon left us, but we got a good walk in from Caswell to Langland, and hopefully we will get a few more this Winter, DimExcuses.
Apologies for the lack of blog updates, but I have been making the most of the weather and getting out and about in the Gower beaches and parks. Making the most of the beach access before the May to September dog ban at Caswell and Langland Bay. I have also been enjoying the last of the spring swells and seeing some great surf, an example being the header image on this blog taken at Caswell Bay. I have also been using my phone camera a lot more and my proper camera a lot less. The phone camera allows you not only to take great pictures, but also to edit them and upload them quickly that day. You can foilow my photographic exploits and #AdventuresOfMolly on twitter (@DimExcuses) and instagram (@dimexcuses).
On Saturday 17th of May, I did manage to get down Pobbles Bay in the Gower and catch some sunbeams and a few proper camera shots. It was a very low tide so Molly (The Frenchton Puppy) and I were able to get down to the rock pools and seaweed beds right at the east tip of the bay below the rocky headland of Shire Coombe.
Molly has been getting braver and braver with the sea and rock pools, venturing deeper more often as the water warms up. This is especially true if it is also a chance to fetch one of her toys.
Finally here is a crab’s eye view looking back towards Three Cliffs Bay framed by sunbeams and seaweed.
So spring is moving into summer, and with two low tides a day, why not go and find some sunbeams and seaweed for yourself, DimExcuses.