From this viewpoint on my walk over Rhosilli Down at the end of the Gower Peninsula, I wouldn’t need to do much by way of camouflage to hide the houses of Llangennith, as they already appear to fit so well with the rocks in the landscape.
I recently attended a talk at our local library by Geraint Owen of the geography department at Swansea University. It was a fascinating illustrated talk about the geology of our local area and so I now understand the reasons behind the forms of the rocks in the outcrops in the last couple of photos below.
I am not going to go into the details of this geology but Geraint and his associate Siwan Davies have developed a series of 10 wonderful walking leaflets featuring details of walks and the local geology. Unfortunately a direct link to the website currently reveals it to be under construction, but at least it gives contact details.
There is a fair wind blowing in the sound clip below. The background sound of surf in the sea mingles with it but none of that stops the skylarks singing and there are not in my opinion, many sounds more uplifting than an lark.
Wind, Sea and Larks
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Great shots. The area looks very inviting for a walk.
I love how the houses merge with the landscape and could be mistaken by rocks.
Thanks Allysse – it is a beautiful place. I suspect that the effect of rocks, village and landscape merging is one only seen from this angle albeit a fairly wide angle. I have just been there again this morning, in my head at least, as I have been working on a soundscape which will be posted on Sunday.
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