View of Worms Head, Rhossili, Gower, under winter skies

Christmas Day 2013 in Rhossili saw bitter cold weather with outbursts of torrential rain, gale force winds, and occasional dry spells and shafts of pale yellow sunlight through the fast-moving clouds. The beach looked spectacular as the tide ebbed. White sea foam creamed the waves and scudded across the shore. Cloud bursts made a shimmering halo of rain bouncing on the top of Worms Head. Vast expanses of wet sand reflecting the lowering skies, together with tumescent black clouds, framed dark views of Worms Head and Burry Holms.

Cloud burst and sun shafts over Worms Head on the Gower Peninsula

Cloud burst and sun shafts over Worms Head on the Gower Peninsula

View looking north across Rhossili beach towards Burry Holms, 25th December 2013

View looking north across Rhossili beach towards Burry Holms, 25th December 2013

Rough sea topped with sea foam at Rhossili, Christmas Day 2013

Sun breaking through storm clouds over Worms Head at Rhossili on Christmas Day 2013

4 Replies to “Winter Seascapes at Rhossili”

  1. Thank you, Jo. I wondered whether most people would think it was just a fuzzy photograph when it was in fact a remarkable visual effect – sun shining through the ferocious downpour rain.

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