Land's End

Sennen Cove to Land’s End

Back to Cornwall and having already visited the most southerly point in mainland Britain it only seemed logical to visit its most westerly as well, Land’s End. Far better known than the Lizard, Land’s End has a certain mystique associated with it which is sadly spoiled, in my opinion at Read more…

Shipwreck, Cefn Sidan

Cefn Sidan Shipwrecks

I’ve always been intrigued by shipwrecks and Cefn Sidan beach, just over the county border in Carmarthenshire, has more than its fair share. Over the years there have been 182 recorded wrecks along its seven mile stretch of flat sand and even now discoveries are still being made. Another five Read more…

Whinchat, Kenfig NNR

Whinchats at Kenfig

Kenfig hasn’t featured very regularly on this blog during 2012, but that’s likely to change over the coming months as autumn progresses and the pool once again fills with wintering birds. Those arrivals seemed some way off on Saturday though with the current residents amounting to nothing more than a Read more…

My Life Outside blog

Rhossili Rambling

I was suffering from Chough withdrawal symptoms yesterday so headed over to Rhossili Down for a mooch around. After a rather warm climb to the top it wasn’t long before I caught the first snippet of call drifting across the landscape, closely followed by the birds themselves. What I had Read more…

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Gower Shipwreck – Whiteford Point

After exploring Whiteford Sands I arrived at Whiteford Point to discover another Gower shipwreck that I had not previously explored. Unlike the famous Helvetica at Rhossili, this wreck is predominantly metal and has a few key features still visible. The primary artifact is the large boiler that would once have Read more…

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Gower Shipwreck – Vitte Zee

During an explore of the coastline at Overton Mere yesterday afternoon, I came upon some very interesting remains of a shipwreck. Unlike most things that get washed up on beaches, these remains were very substantial in size to the extent that their original purpose was easily recognisable. I presume that Read more…