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Lure of the Lighthouse

22nd January 2011

Leader: Mike Lewis




Mike led us on one of his many interesting walks in Gower.  We walked out to see Whiteford Lighthouse at low tide.



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Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Mike Lewis


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Setting off in sunshine but weather is cold


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Beautiful winter's day to walk through the pine trees


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Out onto the coast path


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Lots of ice about


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Sunshine streams through the trees and it's warming up


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Terry enjoying a tea break


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A sheltered tea stop before walking out to the lighthouse


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Whiteford Lighthouse in the distance


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Merfyn leads the way


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A fair step to get out to the lighthouse


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Everyone comes across the rock pools at their own pace


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Sun starting to get hazy


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But still a fine day to be out


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Nearly there


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A few rock pools to jump across


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And we're there!


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Lighthouse will soon rust away if nothing is done


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Barnacles and mussels encrust the surface


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Now I wonder where Mike wanted to have a group photo?


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Hmmm! That looks familiar


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Oh Yes! The lighthouse of course!


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Best head inland before the tide turns!


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Some came after reading about the walk in the local Evening Post


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Mike and Cedric back on the beach.<


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Lighthouse being left behind


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Good views over to Broughton


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Getting stretched out as we cross the long beach


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Even ice on the tide line!


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Cwm Ivy Tor marks the inland return


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Taking the path through the dunes


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Back to the nature reserve


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Whiteford National Nature Reserve


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Eroded path


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Back to the Britannia Inn at Llanmadoc to warm up





VIDEO: Mike's walk to the Lighthouse
Duration: 02m02s





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information



All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2011
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