25th February 2014
The weekend just gone was a trip out for sunrise following many weeks of severe weather and flooding. Lucky I live on a hill so the most damage I experienced was the removal of several fence panels.
We decided on a 6am call to Dunraven Bay which is part of the Heritage Coast in South Wales, sunrise was 7:15am so this gave us plenty of time.
We partly wanted to photograph sunrise and also curious to see the damage to the beach following the rough weather. There was hardly any sand on the beach, many serious shifts in the larger rocks and damage to the car park. I personally found it hard to pick out some details as the beach was quite busy.‘First light’
After sunrise was over, we went for breakfast and made our way to a local park called Margam.
Margam Country Park is a country park estate in Wales, of around 850 acres (3.4 km²). It is situated in Margam, about 2 miles (3 km) from Port Talbot in south Wales. It was once owned by the Mansel Talbot family and is now owned and administered by the local council, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. Situated within the park are three notable buildings: Margam Abbey, a Cistercian monastery; Margam Castle, a neo-Gothic country house that was once the seat of the Mansel Talbot family; and the 18th-century Orangery.
On arrival, there is some essential work being carried out, so the majority of the park was off-limits. We went for a lap around the site and stopped at the Orangery and took a few shots.