Monday, 25 April 2011

Aberglasney blossom arch

Kitchen garden at Aberglasney © David Gill
The blossom at Aberglasney is a delight thanks to the warm, sunny weather.

Bluebells at Dinefwr

Bluebell wood at Dinefwr © David Gill
There was a spectacular display of bluebells at Dinefwr.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Llansteffan views

Llansteffan from Ferryside © David Gill
The ruins of Llansteffan castle dominate the mouth of the Tywi estuary in Carmarthenshire.

Beach Train

Ferryside © David Gill
The Arriva train leaving Ferryside station towards Llanelli runs alongside the magnificent sands of the Tywi estuary.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

The Tide is High

High tide in the Loughor Estuary
The tide was high in the Loughor Estuary at 8m (see BBC tide timetable). Sadly I only had a mobile on me ... but it gives an impression of the expansion of water between Penclawdd (on the Gower side) and Burry Port (on the Carmarthenshire side).

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Toad in the hole

Visitor in the reconstructed latrine © David Gill
We always hope to catch a glimpse of one of the stoats when we peep into the drain that runs along the back of the cells at Mount Grace Priory in Yorkshire. But we had a different surprise when we opened the door to the reconstructed latrine ...

© David Gill

For a panoramic view of the cloisters round the cell see here.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Puffin launch

Bempton, April 2011 © David Gill
The puffins have arrived on the cliffs at Bempton (RSPB). This one was heading back out to sea.