Velvet Scoter

Aberlady Seabird Extravaganza

Words and images from 22/11/2015 As promised it was an early start this morning with Long-eared Owls our goal and a desire to make the most of what limited daylight hours we were to be afforded given the time of year. Our destination was Aberlady local nature reserve, the very Read more…

Cwm Ivy Marsh seawall breach

Cwm Ivy Marsh Seawall Breached

I mentioned at the end of my last post that the Gower coastal footpath is currently closed at Cwm Ivy Marsh with a lengthy diversion taking walkers further inland. This change in route has been made necessary as a result of recent high tides which have breached the medieval seawall Read more…

Turstones, Penzance

Penzance, Levant and The Lizard

The morning after the day before dawned wet, windy and frankly rather Welsh. What had been a view down to the beach at Praa Sands was now obscured by fog and low cloud with even the car attacking Herring Gulls seemingly having sought shelter leaving my windscreen wipers wounded but Read more…

Pillbox on Hendra Beach

Praa Sands to Porthleven

We arrived in Cornwall on a wave of hail the likes of which I’ve never seen. Driving across Bodmin Moor there were times where the future straightness of my cars body panels was brought into question and I had to raise my voice to a shout in order to be Read more…

Dead Guillemot, Cefn Sidan

Seabird Wreck, Cefn Sidan

The loss of a single Guillemot on Saturday was saddening but it in no way prepared us for events on Cefn Sidan beach yesterday afternoon. What had started out as an isolated walk to enjoy the crashing waves turned into a research and rescue mission as we discovered hundreds of Read more…

Tears Point, Gower

Stormy Saturday

It’s hard to believe that the last two days were part of the same weekend given the complete contrast in weather conditions between them. Lets start with Saturday where we woke to a fierce storm that looked more akin to winter than the summer we are supposedly having. With rain Read more…

My Life Outside blog

Rhossili Spring

After the torrential downpour that was bank holiday Monday I was very happy to wake up the following morning to glorious sunshine. Fortunately for me I’d booked the day off work so headed down to Gower with the aim of walking the coast from Port Eynon to Oxwich. What I Read more…