My “story” this week features photos taken earlier this year at a time when the weather was as changeable as it is now in Autumn. The Worm’s Head, a spit of rock at the end of Gower Peninsula, is seen here from a vantage point up on Rhossili Downs – why are they called Downs?
The weather throughout the day, as can be seen below, changed from hazy but bright sunshine to overcast cloud with a threatening mist. At times the colour was strong with a blu sky, at others it almost disappeared, hence the monochrome image at the bottom.
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photos 2 and 3 certainly have the look of some great sea creature!
Yes indeed – hence the name i guess.
Lovely reminders of working holidays in the Gower with stints of archaeology on the north coast broken with beach bumming on the south coast!
I expect you know uplands are called ‘downs’ because of the same Old English word that has given us ‘dunes’—the green space adjoining the Avon Gorge in Clifton, Bristol, for example, is made up of two halves collectively just called The Downs, for example.
I’m pleased to hear that good memories have been sparked – that is part of the purpose of StillWalks.
I suspect I did have that info on Downs buried away somewhere in my head, it certainly seems familiar, i couldnt bring to mind though when needed – something to do with fried brain cells i suspect.