Hill End to Spaniard Rocks & Back: Step-by-Step Part 1

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This is the first part of a walk I took along the beach on April 7th, 2017. It shows the images in chronological order, step-by-step as I progressed along the shore. Starting at the Hill End car park on the tip of the Gower Peninsula, I took the short path through the dunes to Rhossili beach and turned right (north) towards the Spaniard Rocks which lie near the tidal island of Burry Holms. The tide was out and the beach had been scooped into hollows by the retreating waves. The sand was covered with fine black coal particles, plants stems, and wood fragments with many seashells and dead starfish making patterns on the shore. Young gulls and crows were feasting on the strandline debris.

You can click on any picture to see the whole gallery in enlarged format.

6 Replies to “Hill End to Spaniard Rocks & Back: Step-by-Step Part 1”

  1. Hi, I love your pics. Come to caspersen beach Florida for breathtaking pebbles with holes. We live in ga but go to caspersen beach to look for shark teeth. (Love it) robin …. find peebles and spray with clear spray enamel!! Beautiful to display in your home…


  2. Thank you, Adrian. Starfish strandings are not uncommon events over here but sometimes they hit the headline news. Not this one. My pictures may be the only documentation of their passing.


  3. Thank you, Clare. Yes, it is sometimes good to post something subject specific and narrowly focused – but it is also nice to give a full flavour of an experience by treating it more extensively like this. I’m pleased that you thought the format OK.

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