Eventually it was time to drag ourselves back to the house where late breakfasts and coffee were still the order of the day. Gradually people wandered off to fill their day: the young ones either heading to Aberdovey or Barmouth beaches with their children and the young roadies out for a long ride on the bikes. The female wrinklies went into Twyn and the remainder of the party cilled in the sun. I decided to head up to the headland to photograph the rabbits. At first the scampered back to the burrows, but when I settled down quietly with my back to a tree, they eventually ventured out to feed once more, allowing for some pleasing photography. I then went to try for the pied wagtails in the farm yard and was amazed to find a superb pair of redstarts carrying food, presumably to a nest somewhare close by. I made no attempt to locate it and contented myself photographing them on a picturesquely rusted gate as they approached. What stunning birds these are, especially the male. It is a species that I never have the opportunity to photograph at home, as they are birds of the west of the country.
It was soon time for a mass exodus to the beack for the traditional beach BBQ. In days gone by our children were irrepressibly excited by this activity and now they, in their turn, enjoy their children's excitement. Funny though, how the wrinklies are still in charge of the fire and catering. A wonderfuil time was had by all though, and the evening ended with a fabulous sunset, which silhouetted the Lleyn Peninsular on the horizon, making it appear to float of the calm sea.
To view large, click on an image.
|Scruffy, piebald blackbird carrying food,|
|Yellow Flag Iris|
|Yellow Flag Iris|
|Evening light, Dysynni Estuary|
|Sunset Tonfannau Beach|
|Sunset silhouetts the Lleyn Peninsular.|
|Yr Eifol Mountains on the Lleyn Peninsular.|
|Mountains across Tremadog Bay.|