Thursday, 21 November 2013

Dylan's "town" and celebrations

© David Gill
Swansea pitched a great bid to be city of culture. However minds are now turning to the Dylan centenary celebrations for 2014.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Gower sunshine

© David Gill, 2012
Blue sky, sunshine, expanses of sand, no crowds ... this is the Gower.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Pembrokeshire Choughs

Choughs at Strumble Head © David Gill
Pembrokeshire has been enjoying some welcome sunshine. I spotted six choughs in one group just round the corner from Strumble Head (heading towards St Davids) and a single chough the next day in the fields next to the end of the public road. There were plenty of stone chats, a bonxie, a linnet and a mass of gannets diving into the sea off the headland. Three seals were popping up in the small bay next to the lighthouse.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Durness Puffins

Durness puffin colony © David Gill, 2011
We are back from watching one of the most northerly puffin colonies on mainland Britain, at Durness (not far from Cape Wrath) in Scotland. Some of the puffins were clearly cleaning out their burrows as sand was ejected in great flurries.

There is a handy map if you are wanting to find them. The iPad led us to the right spot.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Swansea International Poetry Festival Opens

© David Gill
The 7th Quarry / Crosscultual Communications Swansea International Poetry Festival opened tonight at the Nick Holly Gallery. There were readings in Catalan, English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Welsh.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

History of Science at Hay

© David Gill
The Saturday History Wales sofa discussion at the Hay Festival related to the History of Science.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Royal Visitor to Hay Festival

Duchess of Cornwall arriving at the Hay Festival © David Gill
The Duchess of Cornwall dropped into the Hay Festival today.  She attended a creative writing project for children and mingled with festival-goers.