Onwards into south Wales, Joe is living and working in Cardiff , on his placement year, part of his university course. We brought a van load of ‘essentials’ and helped settle him into his new abode. We took the opportunity to head on to our favourite spot on the Gower peninsular, Nicholaston camp site, as well as the joys of underfloor heating in the shower block, it has easy access down on to the beach. The path takes you through ancient woodland, with many autumn delights
Once through the woods, the path laces through the dunes,
that have abundant flowers
so much for snails not liking sand and prickly things
I felt a little guilty that I hadn’t brought Spud the dog down to the beach with me, but the plan had been for a medative kind of meander, that was led by the eye, not the tennis ball; walking three Springer Spaniels must be a whole different ball game
There was much beauty hiding in plain sight
A reminder of the lunacy of British politics flashed up every now and then.
The tide sorts the shells by size, the waters draining from Oxwich marsh,
sweep them out to sea again.