Ynys Lochtyn 2011
A short gallery of a very popular part of the Ceredigion coast, in West Wales.
Ynys Lochtyn is a peninsula and tidal island just north of Llangrannog, and can be easily reached from there via a short walk. This is an area I have visited several times, and so had visited this time without a proper camera - only a compact.
- View northwards, towards the 200 metre slopes of Penmoelciliau (216 metres) and the distant New Quay headland.
- Caer Glwyd, the tallest of the Ceredigion cliffs, at about 130 metres.
- View from the south of the peninsula leading out to Ynys Lochtyn.
- View from the north, showing the tidal island of Ynys Lochtyn.
- Cave and cliffs on the peninsula.
- Broken cliffs.
- Ynys Lochtyn cliffs.
- Just before the end of the peninsula, a path runs down the cliff on the right, dropping down to sea level via a short scramble.
- Arch on the island.
- As was destined to happen, because I did not have the proper camera, the dolphins decided to appear.
- With a proper camera and lens, I would have close-ups of them hopping out of the water, but instead I have some blurry pixels in the vague shape of a dorsal fin.
- There were three of them, rounding up and catching mackerel. With our own eyes, we could see the ball of mackerel being forced to the surface, before being picked off by the expert hunters.
- Phallic mushroom.
- Now for no reason at all, except that it was the next picture on the camera, without any proper gallery ... streamers over the Severn Estuary and the new Severn Bridge. This has nothing to do with Ynys Lochtyn, and is about as far from it as it's possible to be within Wales.