Saturday, 21 August 2010

Freshwater West and Stackpole

Whenever I visit Pembroke there are certain places we have to go to, Freshwater West is one such place. It is a wonderful beach to allow dog to run around on, and the waves are usually spectacular, our visit on Tuesday did not disappoint!

We approached it through the dunes this time.

then a short walk to the rocks.

Channelled wrack (Pelvetia canaliculata)

Limpets (Patella vulgata )

barnacles (Balanus balanoides )

Bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosis)

A cacophony of seaweeds,

I love looking in rock pools and looking at all the colours!

Then a stroll along the beach

This is a new development, life guards!!!

Well it has always been a surfers beach, must be spectacular to watch when conditions are good

After watching Coast the other week and seeing the fantastic Adrian Grays stone balancing ... I thought I'd have a go!

I also made a collection of some of the pebbles.

These waders gave a distant flypast,

A gentle stroll up the dunes (crutches and all) back to car

Then a short drive to Stackpole Quey for tea and cake at the tea room, mine is a lemon drizzle cake please!

before going onto the small beach, very few people about, just nice to sit and look, so quiet, such a contrast to Freshwater West.