Gannet off Tears Point, Gower

Gower Gannets

Yesterday evening was absolutely perfect with the sun beating down and a slight breeze keeping the temperature in check. After work I headed straight down to Rhossili where I was quite surprised to find the place almost deserted. You’d think people would have been out savouring every last second after 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…

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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…

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Wind and Waves in Wales

The past week has certainly been a pretty extraordinary one for those of us who have an unhealthy obsession with watching the weather and then telling random people on various social media sites about it in real-time. You name it we’ve had it from bog standard rain through to sleet, Read more…

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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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Swansea Seals

Swansea barrage (shown above) was built in 1992 with the aim of creating a new marina to extend the leisure facilities already offered by the old industrial docks. One of the main environmental considerations during the project was to ensure that fish could still move freely both up and down Read more…