Ocean inspired jewellery

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Worm's Head Rhossili Gower

The Worm's Head Gower is the most westerlly point on the Gower Peninsula. You can walk out accross to the end of the Worm on a receeding tide, incoming tide times must be checked first to avoid getting cut off by  deadly currents. It is a rockpoolers heaven with some shallow and deep gullied pools to explore.
Wild rabbits and a few sheep inhabit the small island as well as many hundreds of seabirds and  a colony of grey seals.
A long sandy beach stretches accross from the foot of Rhossili Downs and it's steep cliffs to Broughton. A perigrine falcon is nesting on the cliffs for the second year running and two porpoises were spotted as my husband and I walked the Cliffs one very windy evening last week.
After surfing in Rhossili Bay on tuesday last week and overwhelmed by the beauty of Rhossili's cliffs, the invigorating energy from the waves and the landscape of Worm's Head I felt I needed to share my interpretation of it all in the form of a silver ring. 
Worm's Head wave ring
View more of Pa-pa's Worms Head landscape designs at http://www.pa-pa.co.uk/Rhossili.cfm

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Visiting Gower wildlife in a rockpool

A visit to one one my favourite Bays on Gower over the Easter break allowed me to experiment with my 'go pro' underwater camera. Usually used by our family to take fun shots of us surfing and snorkellingaround Gower  the camera performed well in a flooding rockpool as the incoming tide gushed over the rocks nourishing a beautiful variety of local Gower sealife.

I came accross shore crabs, a very inquistive shrimp and sea anenome as well as a rare find - a small sea urchin. http>//www.pa-pa.co.uk/pwlldu.cfm

I hope you will agree the flow of water over this underwater landsape is beautiful.

Gower rockpool