A small piece of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Trwyncastell (nose castle). Unlike the suggestion made by its name, it is a watchtower, not a castle.
A kestrel hunting. Sorry for the camera shake, but what do you expect from a handheld shot in the wind?
Ruins of the old Abereiddy village.
The village was the base for the local slate quarry. The rock is called the Llanvirn shales, and as its name suggests, the slate is fairly low quality and brittle. But it was used up to the start of the 20
When the quary shut down, a channel was dug to fill it with water. It is now used as a swimming pool, with diving platforms of various heights.
An exposed path then gives this beautiful view over Cerrig Gwylan (seagull rocks) - more affectionately known as the Mermaid's Boobies.
Some details of the rock beds.
The path also gives access to the watchtower.
A room with a view.
Looking back to Abereiddi.
Just around the coast is Traeth Llyfn bay.
Traeth Llyfn (smooth beach) is a secluded beach with virtually no visitors.
But better than sand are rocks.
The rock ridges divide the beach into sections.
Leading me on.
On second thoughts, I am much more happy on the rocks.
The beds can be seen to twist in the cliffs.
Occasionally they break free and fall to the ground - even while we were there we saw some falling.
Over the flat rocks...
To the smaller and even more secluded beach. Just in case there were too many visitors on the first part.
Sand too boring? (Yes.) So go for a cliff walk - literally.
Hidden rock pool in the cliffs.
This area is quiet enough that seals swim up almost to the beach.
The beast with three heads.
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