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The start of the Millennium Wetlands at WWT Llanelli…

I did say I would share some more pictures from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Llanelli, a couple of weeks ago when I showed you the birds themselves.

These images are from the wild area of the estuary, beyond the grounds where (more…)

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Coscoroba swan (Coscoroba coscoroba) from South America

It seems a long time ago now, but on Boxing Day we visited the WWT Wetlands Centre in Llanelli, where we are members. The weather was glorious and (more…)

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Dunraven in December

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The Jurassic cliffs of the Glamorgan coast, seen from Southerndown

It has been a stormy couple of weeks in the UK, but there have been beautifully fine days in between. Christmas Day was one of them, so we went for a walk at Southerndown on Glamorgan’s Jurassic Coast. This area is officially called Dunraven Bay and it (more…)

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The bear on Cardiff’s animal wall

Cardiff’s famous animal wall stands in front of Bute Park, alongside the castle, and you will always find tourists taking pictures of it with their mobile phones.

I caught sight of the animals with their glass eyes glinting in bright sunshine on my way to the Country Fair at the end of September. Although I had my camera with me at the time I didn’t stop and it took many weeks before (more…)

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Stained glass in St Mary’s Church, Tenby.

This is probably the last post from the August holiday in Pembrokeshire and it features my pictures of two churches – St Mary’s in Tenby and St Nicholas & St Teilo in Penally.

But since it is Remembrance Day this weekend, first here is the war memorial in Penally. It’s impossible to focus on (more…)

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Bumble bee on dahlia, Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, August 2013

I’m still ploughing through all the pictures I took on holiday in Pembrokeshire in August. These are from Picton Castle, near Haverfordwest. Here I will mostly focus on the garden, but (more…)

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The newest Tenby lifeboat…

During our recent stay in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, we went to visit the lifeboat station. In fact we came across it by chance, as we had been walking up Castle Hill to the museum and just (more…)

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The walled garden at Colby…

This was my first visit to Colby Woodland Garden, near Amroth in Pembrokeshire, for decades. So it was my first visit with a digital camera. The garden is (more…)

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The monastery on Caldey Island…

No holiday in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, is complete without a trip across the water to Caldey Island, famous for its Cistercian (Trappist) monks.

We set off around 10am on (more…)

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A Herdwick ram at Cardiff Country Fair…

We went to the first Cardiff Country Fair at Cardiff Castle on Sunday. It was a glorious sunny autumn day.

I wasn’t happy with the way my photographs were going, so I thought at least I would take these portraits of all the different sheep breeds there for (more…)

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