Portuguese man-of-war, Cefn Sidan

Cefn Sidan Portuguese man-of-war

We were back on the hunt for a Portuguese man-of-war come Sunday, our efforts refocussed on Cefn Sidan. The thinking went, rightly or wrongly, that with these creatures moving in from the south-west perhaps a beach facing in that general direction might prove more productive than we’d found Whiteford the Read more…

Strumble Head

Strumble Cetaceans in the Sun

A couple of weeks ago having spent an entire weekend painting doors (it’s not all fun and games around here you know) we were itching for another adventure. Rather conveniently my sister and her husband happened to be holidaying in Pembrokeshire just west of here and, following a very kind Read more…

Cefn Sidan

Cefn Sidan Waderfest

Bank holiday Sunday dawned wet and wild, justification if any were needed for ending our camping trip when we had. If there’s one thing I could do without ever having to experience again it’s taking down a tent in the rain. We took the opportunity for a leisurely start and Read more…

Barrel Jellyfish, Gower

Barrel Jellyfish Strandings on Gower

It would seem that this summer Gower has seen another series of mass Barrel Jellyfish strandings along its beaches. Previously our most recent encounter with these ocean giants had been at Rhossili back in June where almost the entire three mile stretch of sand was littered with corpses. Every fifty Read more…

Crystal Jellyfish

Rare Crystal Jellyfish at Whiteford

A couple of weeks ago we made the first of two very successful visits to Whiteford on Gower where an unusual jellyfish species had me somewhat stumped. We are used to seeing the more common Barrel and Moon species washed up there but this individual was clearly something completely different. Read more…