An assortment of things that caught my eye while visiting the beach on Swansea Bay last August. A wide expanse of several miles with big skies. There are always a lot of seashells washing ashore or stacked up on the high tide strandline. Many cockles and mussels and other types too, including small cowries; with the occasional eroded bone or mermaid’s purse. This natural debris is frequently mixed up with small black nuggets of coal or slag from past local industries. A stream was crossing the shore at this particular location and I liked the way that the dull cloudy sky was reflected by the ripples in the clear water, emphasising the pattern..