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March 11, 2013

Mumbles – Worms Head – Rhossili – Gower – Wales – UK

When a friend says with a coy smile they want to show you their home town you know you’re in for something special.

And so it was decided, we would head off for a long weekend away from London: four Australians, one New Zealander, two Welshmen and a fluffy white dog named China Bear, to show us her favourite part of Wales. When we left we didn’t really know what to expect, but as we crossed the bridge between Bristol and Wales we entered a beautiful and rugged part of the world where street signs are in a strange language, people are very friendly and they smile while speaking with a gentle lilt. Her plan was for us to walk the Worms Head which kept us intrigued – and then we arrived at the lookout. Ahead of us was a great walk to reach the head and back before the tide came in. Horses and sheep roamed the cliff tops and surfers braved the cool water on a beautiful clear day. The scenery was absolutely amazing and we managed to make it there and back just before the tide came in!

On the last day we walked slower this time, soaking in the wide beach and rows of beach houses before heading back to the city and the oncoming winter in London. We let China run free and enjoy the feeling of sand and rocks under his paws with a feeling of melancholy as the sun faded into the ocean, again we were jumping over rocks to escape the tide. Wales now held a special place in our heart and next time it will be our turn to reveal her beauty to the uninitiated. Thank you Rachel for a wonderful weekend.

L x

Canon Digital & Film shot on a Mamiya 645 with Fuji Pro 400h processed by Richard Photo Lab

  1. Liz says:

    Beautiful camera work ! I love the horses casually standing near the cliff edge and the action shots of China Bear as he plays on the beach !

  2. Bel says:

    These are amazing shots!! I love the cliff face around the middle, and grass shots too. Very cool!

  3. Nels says:

    These are amazing! good times

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