I live in a camper van with a West Highland Terrier for company.
My passion is creating images but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN

Saturday 3 October 2009

BRAVO (02/10/09)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPORTH RUFFYDD......A grey start to our stay here. Went for a paper first thing, came back breakfasted and did the crossword or almost, annoying when one only needs the one clue. 'Course for which one must bring in black dishes (9).'............S _ L _ A _ U _ S.

Really didn't want to go out rain, cold, windy not nice at all. 

Set off for a couple of miles looping round the coast path and after half an hour the rain had stopped and though not sunny the world was considerably brighter.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A great piece of coast but difficult to get down to the sea or all too easy depending on ones state of mind or state of boots!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    This is a possible access point but getting out would be the problem, there's thirty feet of near vertical rock grass and muck, a rope would help.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Same place as the lead picture Porth  Ruffydd.  Not HDR but multiple selections from the same image.The OS map has a boathouse marked here and it's rather odd, it hasn't fallen down but been demolished and the area roughly landscaped. Concrete steps lead down to this pebble beach and again are in good condition. A mystery waiting to be solved.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA            Again looks like an access point but this is one big drop. the sun came out briefly.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          SOUTH STACK......Had to put a twinkle on the light.


BRAVO...... A Puma I believe though am willing to stand corrected. Training air/sea rescue crews and based at RAF Valley. Flitted about above our heads for half an hour, my own private air show.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Then just to complete the display sent one of their number down for a wash or maybe a fish.

Very few birds about, the odd gull, a crow or two, not what I was expecting at all. Wrong time of the year I suspect. Saturdays forecast is looking decidedly grim but they have been wrong before.

Never done this before but I really admire the images HERE. Have a look see what you think.


  1. Quite an assortment of interesting pictures. I saw one place there which reminded me of the term Slippery Slope. It looks like one slip on that wet grass might have been your last step as it was a long way down to the jagged and rounded rocks. It would scare the devil out of me to land up there.

  2. Yes most of this coast concentrates the mind wonderfully.

  3. No good at crosswords, can't help there.
    But the second pebble shot is a cracker Adrian. Really like that. I keep expecting a tall ship to appear on the horizon.
    I'm sure the birds will come once the wind has died down a bit mate.

  4. Beautiful - I particularly loved the two with the rocks and the bay at Porth Ruffydd. Great set!

  5. That black and white one, the first one in the post - left me breathless. Such beauty!

  6. Thanks Jen, will go back there and set up properly. get some real sharpness and depth of field.