Showing posts with label Gower. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gower. Show all posts

Goodbye Penclawdd (for mow)

 Thursday, 18 April, 2024

I took a last goodbye (for now) walk around Penclawdd this evening after work. The lighting wasn't too fantastic, hence my choice of black and white for a number of the shots. I've enjoyed my time living back near the marsh and have felt the magical sense of hiraeth for the first time in my life, Sadly, the city calls...













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Penclawdd Industrial Revolution Slag

Sunday, 14 April, 2014

I took a walk out to the old rocks on the east side of the Penclawdd marsh this afternoon. These curious large boulders on the east end of the Penclawdd marsh are the industrial slag waste from the old metal works that were once located here and formed part of Britain's historic Industrial Revolution. During that time, coal, tinplate, lead, copper, silver and brass were all worked on this part of the Gower coastline. Today, as you can see, the landscape this industry once polluted to drive Britain's wealth is a scene of serenity.

















I have been meaning to visit this area of Penclawdd for a while now, but I have always failed to take decent photos of these 'rocks'. I'm happy with the images I managed to harvest today, though. They will be useful for my Explore Gower book, Tidal Gower, which I shall be working on later in the year.


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Another Sunset Drive

 Saturday, 13 April, 20024








I'm going to miss this place.

A Very Cold but Beautiful Penclawdd Sunset

 Tuesday, 09 March, 2023

With a North Gower high tide coinciding with tonight's sunset, it would have been amiss for me to head down to my childhood home of Penclawdd and harvest the spectacle for your eyes.

High Tide made the Marsh Road route to Penclawdd a No-No




The Car Park was full for tonight's sunset, with the cold keeping many in their vehicles throught






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Penclawdd Ponies



           

           

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A Walk Through Llanrhidian

 Friday, 05 April, 2024

I took a stroll around Llanrhidian this afternoon and harvested a view images of the experience with you:

The remains of a Celtic Cross on the village green

Celtic Cross remains with Llanrhidian Church in background

Another, more ancient Standing Stone on the village green

Llanrhidian Church dates from Medieval times

The two embedded stones in the church gatepost are supposedly cursed and were once
part of a more ancient graveyard located next to the caravan site where we're staying





This huge and mysterious slab of etched rock was dug in in the grounds of the graveyard 



The interior of Llanrhidian Church





Llanrhidian's 2 pubs, the Welcome to Town
and The Dolphin Inn

An incredible convoluted rock used in
a wall of a Llanrhidian garden

The remains of Llanrhidian Mill


The previous night's storm is recorded in the village telegraph wires


This spot caught my eye - to the degree where
I also took a short short video

A very short video, that is well worth watching to the end:


Weobley Castle

Sheep chilling beneath the Iron Iage Earth Fort ofCilifor Top 



Another, more distant shot of Cilifor Top

Heading back to the caravan, I met another site cat, as well as seeing the more familiar black moggy:



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