- Plant a tree in ’73 – View the scene in 2016
- Surprise visitor
- Red Kites in Dinas
- Our Aunt Emily
- Truly free range eggs in Dinas
- The Frenchman’s Feet
- Mudlarking at Newport
- Bara Brith – 5* review
- Sneak Preview
- What would John James Esq think?
- Strung along in Dinas
- A scattering of sheep
- Ty Twt: a little museum in Newport
- The best of all possible worlds
- At anchor on the heavenly shore
- Part 7: Unknown lives. Guesses, Slivers of Information and Cul-de-sacs
- Part 6: Friends
Tag Archives: beach
Left or right?
Both are delightful. When you get to the beach at Newport, turn left for the dunes. Turn right for these rock formations in the cliffs.
Posted in Nature, Sea, Walking Tagged beach, cliffs, Dinas, Dinas Cross, Geology, Newport, sand dunes Leave a comment
Posted in Sea Tagged beach, beach combing, brick 1 Comment
What the storms brought to Pwllgwaelod beach
After days of high winds and squally rain (official weather warnings from the Met Office), I set off for the beach prepared to find plastic debris from the storm. Instead, I found the inevitable band of seaweed at the high-water mark … Continue reading
Posted in Nature, Sea, Wildlife Tagged beach, clean beaches, debris, Dinas, Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire, storms, weather 2 Comments
Ducks and Drakes
If you are on the beach at Dinas’ Aberbach or Aberfforest it won’t take you long to gather a handful of perfect ‘duck and drake’ slates from the high-tide line. While you are skimming them across the water, here is a … Continue reading
Posted in books, History, Sea, Sport Tagged beach, children's game, Dinas, Dinas Cross, ducks and drakes, skimming stones, slates, stone shipping 2 Comments
Aberbach in 1930
I think this photo was taken in Dinas’ Aberbach beach in about 1930. Apart from the style of boys’ swimming costumes, nothing much has changed.
Posted in History, Sea Tagged Aberbach, beach, Dinas Cross, holiday, Pembrokeshire, seaside, summer, Tegfan, the 1930s, Wales Leave a comment
The first time that I went to Jim Ede’s beautiful gallery house in Cambridge, I was struck by the familiarity of the found objects that sat so comfortably among the 20th Century art in Kettle’s Yard. These stones could have come … Continue reading
Posted in Nature, Sea Tagged beach, Dinas Cross, Jim Ede, Kettles Yard, Objets trouves, pebbles, Pembrokeshire, stones, Tegfan, Wales Leave a comment