Whiteford Sands

A few weeks ago, I went out to Whiteford Sands with Emma Jones. We were hoping for a spectacular sunset but were let down. On the walk out, we spotted some periwinkles that had been exposed by a low tide and had been crawling along the sand – see Emma’s blog post for photos. Whilst she was photographing the periwinkles, I spotted a small patch of barnacles.

Whiteford Sands, Gower, Wales

Whiteford Sands, Gower, Wales

Whiteford Lighthouse is one of only two cast iron lighthouses in the world still washed by sea water and is now a scheduled ancient monument. We walked closer to the lighthouse, but the tide had come in a little so we couldn’t go all the way. There were plenty more periwinkles which made a perfect subject for my 24mm ts-e so I set the tripod down low and pushed it into the sand to stop it sinking whilst taking photos – the ground was a little less than solid!

Whiteford Sands, Gower, Wales

Whiteford Sands, Gower, Wales

As the sun set, I took another photo to include both the sun and the lighthouse.

Whiteford Lighthouse, Gower, Wales

Whiteford Lighthouse, Gower, Wales

Feeling disappointed with the light, but having enjoyed the fresh air, we started the brisk 2 mile walk back to the car. I will be going back…

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