One of the most intriguing and unusual designs that I have seen to date – wrought by the sea on the sand at Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula. I photographed this beside the Spaniard Rocks at the Llangennith end of Rhossili Bay. It had been stormy the previous couple of nights and the beach had been sculpted into new shapes and decorated with fresh designs. This pattern looked to me like two birds. What do you think?
This is a slightly more typical fish-scale pattern of sand ripples.
If you want to look for patterns like these on Rhossili beach, the easiest access to the north end of the Rhossili shore is via the Hillend Caravan and Camping Park. It has been there for as long as I can remember but it is transforming itself from the basic set up I recall from student days to a more welcoming place with greater amenities.
The best innovation in recent years is Eddy’s Coffee Shop and Bistro. I always look forward to visiting Eddy’s. The cafe is spacious and modern with views over the Burrows and glimpses of surfers in the waves. You can sit a while to rest your feet with a pot of tea and cake, or have one of their really delicious hot homemade meals – I can personally recommend them. Give it a try if you are in the area.
For more pictures of patterns in the sand from Rhossili, see the earlier posts:
Red patterns on the sand at Rhossili (25th February 2009)
Rhossili ripples (6th March 2009)
A Post from the Past