Weather – there’s a lot of it about

Yes, we knew the Pembrokeshire weather was mild but also very windy. Today, out on a walk we saw a marvellous rainbow. And the significance of a rainbow? Apart from total internal reflection, refraction and dispersion . . . .yes, it’s raining!

Looks like the pot of gold is in Trefin . . . but not our house . . .
Short walk from Abereiddy to the coastal path above Traeth Llyfn – a popular beach
However, we did notice an unusual marking on the cliff opposite . . . .strange geometric outline with a door? Could this be the entrance to the alien portal? Our way off this planet (ever hopeful)?
Once you’ve seen it . . . .
Short video – showing the Pembrokeshire weather and that cave…

More info on rainbows

And here’s something completely different – MUSE fan or not, this is an amazing transcription of Uprising . . . .time to chill.

And here’s the lyrics . . .strangely in tune with current times, eh?

The paranoia is in bloom, the P-R Transmissions will resume They’ll try to push drugs That keep us all dumbed down and hope that We will never see the truth around (So come on) Another promise, another scene, Another package lie to keep us trapped in greed With all the green belts wrapped around our minds And endless red tape to keep the truth confined (So come on) They will not force us They will stop degrading us They will not control us We will be victorious (So come on) Interchanging mind control Come let the revolution take its toll if you could Flick a switch and open your third eye, you’d see that We should never be afraid to die (So come on) Rise up and take the power back, it’s time that The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that Their time is coming to an end We have to unify and watch our flag ascend (So come on) They will not force us They will stop degrading us They will not control us We will be victorious (So come on) Hey, hey, hey, hey Hey, hey, hey, hey Hey, hey, hey, hey They will not force us They will stop degrading us They will not control us We will be victorious (So come on) Hey, hey, hey, hey

And the original – eleven years ago!

Here We Go Again

Yes, back to Lockdown from next Friday – 16 days. A short fire-break as our First Minister calls it. No pubs, cafes, restaurants and no Halloween or Guy Fawkes – so some upside!

Well, we gave this planet a chance – time go go home . . .

Stretching the legs

With so much weather about, it has been difficult to get out and do a decent walk along the coastal path. Today, the forecast was good, low winds and plenty of sunshine. We parked at St Justinian and did a circular walk – heading to Porth Llyski and then back on an inland route. This was quite a walk for us (and Toby) but it did feature a beach and then a pond, so Toby would be happy.

The new lifeboat station at St Justinian, with Ramsey Island in the background
We set off . . .
A glorious day with few souls about. The tour boats were working and doing trips around the island.
Still a few seals about (bottom left here – mother & pup)
Zooomed in of the lifeboat stations – the iconic old one – still used to embark tourists, as seen here
Viv & Toby – keen walkers . . . at the moment!
The tour boat approaching the rocks, called the Bitches – this was a very low tide and it was running fast. You can actually see a few inches difference in height around these treacherous rocks.
The beach is in sight – time for a lunch stop and to rest. Never seen such a low spring tide.
The route back – very gentle and soft underfoot – suits me, said Toby.
Steve’s Tiger’s Jaw cactus – faucaria tigrina – it only flowers if it gets more than 3 hrs of sunshine! Beautiful
Some rather fuzzy (must get a decent video camera) videos of the tour boat zooming out to the rocks

Same Sea – Different Days

Here’s a couple of videos – should probably be under the heading of “Compare & Contrast”. The first compilation was around Porth Clais and the walk to Porth Lysgi. The sun was out and it was beautiful. The second one is during the arrival of Storm Alex – over in France they had 500mm (that’s a foot and a half!!) of rain, causing widespread damage. Here, it was just the usual Pembrokeshire – 50mph gales and rain.

Did we make the wrong choice?? Many years ago we lived in quite a difference place, different country and a very different climate . . . . .