My walk this week took me through Swansea University’s Bay Campus to the open view it has of the expansive Swansea Bay. The combination of the natural and man-made had a number of crossover points – one of these was how cold it was with the wind chill coming off the sea, exposed as I was both in the open and amongst the buildings.
Other overlaps of the natural and man made came in the birdlife and young trees planted around the buildings, the moat-like sea defences (I suspect that, one day, these will not be enough), the rusting structure of an old disused outlet pipe onto the beach, and the industrial view looking east to Port Talbot.
I know my lack of appropriate clothing was the reason for feeling the cold but even if I had worn a warm jumper, my hands would still have gone numb and blue as I took my photos and recorded the sounds of the place. Ah, what we artists will suffer for our art lol.