Tag: Gower Peninsula

Vernon Watkins: a second visit

September 25, 2020 1 Comment
Vernon Watkins: a second visit

This year’s Haf Bach Mihangel, the forecasters say, will come to an abrupt end tomorrow, on the autumn equinox.  But today’s a perfect day: hot, with sunshine from dawn to dusk, and only the slightest of breezes.  I’m walking the coast to Oxwich.  After climbing out of Pwll Du Head the path is easy going, […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 14: Mumbles from Oxwich

March 20, 2016 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 14: Mumbles from Oxwich

A spring morning.  Six paces from the car and we’re standing, four of us, on the beach at Oxwich.  Calm sea, a light airflow from the south east, and, best of all, sun – a star banished from sight during the darkest, warmest, wettest winter in memory. Our only mistake is neglecting to notice the […]

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Iain Sinclair goes home

July 19, 2015 2 Comments
Iain Sinclair goes home

Urban is his element, and London his patch. But now, in his early seventies, Iain Sinclair has come home to his native Wales for his latest book, Black apples of Gower. For someone who’s followed the path of his wanderings and writings for years – I joined the trip late, with White Chappell, scarlet tracings […]

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