Penclawdd Supertide

Supertides and Sunsets

For some reason all major weather events this year have been tagged with a ludicrous moniker which seems tailor-made for sensationalist headline writers. First there was the #weatherbomb which turned out to be nothing more than your typical winter storm, closely followed by #snowmageddon which by all accounts was similarly Read more…

Penclawdd High Tide

Autumn Spring Tides

Spring tides, contrary to their name, do not coincide with the season but instead occur roughly twice a month whenever the moon and sun align. Living alongside the second largest tidal range in the world elevates these natural phenomena beyond mere trivia and into something far more spectacular. Last weeks Read more…

Burry Port High Tide

Burry Port High Tide

Strong winds and the highest tides of the year have combined this week to give our coast a battering. A quick scan of the local paper shows that some significant damage has been inflicted upon the defences at Blackpill and Langland, whilst huge volumes of sand have been shifted around Read more…

My Life Outside blog

Pembrey Harbour High Tide Roost

I spent a couple of hours on Saturday evening watching the high tide roost in action at Pembrey Harbour. The weather was pretty awful with banks of mist and rain being driven up the Burry inlet from off the sea. Despite these adverse conditions the birds still assembled in excellent Read more…