Holiday snaps

I’m sure there’s probably a photo challenge that would encompass these pictures …

But I am posting them just because …

I went on a “Sun holiday”  last week.

For those who aren’t British, a Sun holiday involves collecting tokens from one of our major newspapers, and receiving a very cheap holiday in return. I took my son and his friend to a caravan site next to the beach in Rhyl, Wales. The weather wasn’t being kind, and frankly, it pissed down for the first day and night. Add to that, my son’s little friend was quite ill for the first couple of days and it didn’t give us a promising start …

But things picked up. The boys made some friends, and I was able to wander a little bit on my own with my camera. On day two, the sun came out from behind the clouds long enough to dry the camp a bit and give us an opportunity to go to the beach.

The tide at Rhyl is waaay out during the day – but it gave me a chance to take some pictures of interesting things that would otherwise be consumed by the sea. I expect I’ll share a few pictures as the days go on.

But in the evening, the tide came in … and the previously rubbish weather allowed for a rather excellent sunset through a cloud-speckled sky. The beach is bordered by piles of hundreds of colossal rocks that, I assume, have been placed there by man to protect the neighbouring land from the sea. On this particular evening, I sat on one of these boulders for ages and watched the sun go down directly behind a large offshore wind farm.

You’ll need to click on the pictures to get a clearer view.

Probably the only peaceful time I experienced during the entire trip ….

Watched the birds in flight ….


…. and generally watched the sun go down.


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10 thoughts on “Holiday snaps

  1. Nice sunset! I’ll be looking forward to your shots of what the tide left uncovered. 😉

  2. Great stuff and glad you got away 🙂 Love these photos espcailly the wind turbines and birds.

  3. stunning sunset. Glad you had that moment of peace and beauty.

  4. Mystical, almost makes me wish I was there instead of in London.

  5. MindMindful

    I too am looking forward to the uncovered sea treasures! That 3rd sunset photo is extraordinary in its composition, value distribution — artful.

  6. These are all beautiful. The first almost looks like a fire on the horizon, and I love the birds, like a string of black pearls in the second image. The clouds are really amazingly captured too!

  7. I’m so glad you all had a break and got away for a while. The pics are beautiful! You are a talented lady.

  8. You’ve been tagged! Play if you would like. 🙂

  9. yes lord you have give as a new mornday blessing ,,,Dot,,,,,,”””“Still, if you set your heart on God and reach out to him, If you scrub your hands of sin and refuse to entertain evil in your home, You’ll be able to face the world unashamed and keep a firm grip on life, guiltless and fearless. You’ll forget your troubles; they’ll be like old, faded photographs.” (Job 11:13-16 MSG)

    As long as you focus on someone you resent, that person controls you. You’re worrying about something he or she has already forgotten about.

    Long before psychology came along, Job said there are three steps for inner healing:

    1. Put your heart right. If you want to be emotionally healed from a hurt, you have to release the offender — whether you feel like it or not. Don’t try to get even. Forgive that person, then release him or her.

    2. Reach out to God. You need to invite Christ to come into your life and fill you with his forgiveness. Why? I don’t think you can manufacture enough forgiveness in your life to handle all the hurts you’re going to face, not only those of the past but those you’ll have between now and when you die.

  10. I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. It is here – – and explains why I chose you

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