I have just come back from a holiday in St David’s Pembrokeshire, Wales.
I will be putting together some posts of my various activities over the next few weeks but I thought that today I would show you some of my beach finds.
I have always been fascinated by interesting stones, even in the garden, since I was a child.
I have often come back from holidays with a few that I felt were somehow typical of the location, or just interesting.
On Beach holidays I have loved to look at all the different shells you can find and again have collected a special few.
The beaches near where I was staying were very clean and had almost no, even bits of, shells.
Though as you can see this didn’t mean an absence of sea life.
The nearest beach was Caerfai (pronounced care-vie) beach. It was rocky to get down onto it and then mainly sand.
This photograph was taken on Friday near low tide.
A little further away at Caer Bwdy Bay there was a much rockier beach, though at low tide you had sand to paddle (or swim) on.
I did collect some stones here.
It’s hard to see the colour but the stones on this bay are the red sort of stone they used to build St David’s Cathedral.
I kept a small piece and another stone because I liked the mixed colours.
And on Thursday, I found this stone. I really wasn’t sure of bringing it home because my rucksack and suitcase were both very heavy but it was so beautiful and I thought it would make a fine paperweight.
At Caer Bwdy Bay I also decided to look for sea glass.
I had a small piece I had found as a child and kept because it was such an interesting shape.
The first piece I found this time was the biggest.
I found some other small pieces.
Several standard green pieces.
But there were some other pieces.
Some more turquoise, an olive green and, my favourite, though it is tiny, a bright blue.
Here it is with one of the more turquoise ones.
I had hoped to find some larger pieces and am not sure how I can use these, though I just enjoy looking at them.