This gateway stands beside the path to Marloes Sands in Pembrokeshire – a scene captured during one of our best outings on a recent family holiday at St. Bride’s. I included the image in my March Changing Seasons gallery, but as several of you good followers remarked on it, I thought I’d give it a ‘featured image’ opportunity. I also thought it fits with Paula’s ‘Way’ theme at this week’s Thursday’s Special.
Marloes Sands must count among the world’s stunning beaches, and it is good to know that it, and its approaches are safely in the care of the National Trust. The beach features in my new header photo, taken by he who builds sheds and binds books and only sometimes gets his camera out. His photo is responsible for my theme’s new cool blue look. I pressed the ‘match the header photo’ button in the WP customize menu, and hey presto! It is now causing me to try out my monochrome shots with a ‘blue rinse’ edit.
Coming up next is the clifftop path to the beach:
Marloes is best visited on an outgoing tide, because only then are the sands exposed. At high tide you have to scramble around on very big boulders, and it all becomes quickly undignified, if not downright perilous. On the other hand, the beach-side cliffs are always astonishing, their geology monumental and otherworldly, and therefore difficult to capture in their full grandeur.
This is the path down to the beach. You can just make it out left of centre:
And out on the sands, definitely the best way to explore:
And out at sea:
And the path back:
In which Six Go Potty In Pembroke With Cockapoo Puppy – holiday snaps #5
40 thoughts on “On The Way To Marloes Sands”
Love your blue rinse, and am intrigued that there’s any such button. 🙂 🙂 I shall have to go on a WP explore. (but not now 🙂 ). Have a great weekend, Tish!
It’s a button that doesn’t always appear on the background colour menu page. Have a good weekend too. It’s seeming warmer at least.
Going to tempt that man out of his shed? 🙂 🙂
There might just be a window of opportunity 🙂
As a professional hairdresser I reckon you are far too young for a blue rinse!
You are too kind, Ark 🙂
Very nice indeed, Tish!! I’ll have to explore for that button as well. There’s so much about WP that I don’t know and haven’t taken the time to find out. 🙂
I have that problem. And when I’ve found things I often can’t decode the words.
Love your B&W….!
( later, I’ll see for the famous button…)
You click on Appearance, then Customize. Then under BACKGROUND there’s a rectangle of colour that says PALETTES. Click on that so it changes to MANUAL. Then scroll down below the selection of Palette rectangles that come up next, and you’ll find a link ‘Match Header Image’. I’ve never noticed it before. I’m assuming it works for all themes.
Thanks for that info Tish I think some of us will soon be appearing with a new appearance…
That will be fun to see 🙂
I’d rather walk down those paths than up!
It was a bit of a stride, but then there was so much airy air it rather buoyed you up for the way back.
Powerful and other-worldly in monochrome!
Thank you, Peter.
“Undignified, if not downright perilous” had me smiling, Tish!
One did nearly land on one’s head in a rockpool!
That would have been very painful,and your dignity would have been in shreds, Tish!
My guess is it would be good to know the tides.
Yes, to get the best of it, you do.
Lovely blue rinses. I suppose to find the button you also need to have a header image on your site! 😀
I like this look:and it does work really well with these images Tish. The beach looks like a wonderful place to explore. 😀
Thanks, Su, though it’s slightly annoying that a computer can come up with a better choice than if I’d been fiddling.
You may well have got there “fiddling”; you just didn’t have to!
The blue rinse gives these photos a wild and haunting look Tish, even better than a black and white monochrome. I do like your feature image, rustic gates are a great photographic opportunity
Thank you for all those thoughts, Pauline.
Love;y photos. The blue rinse adds a nice vintage quality, almost like a flashback.
I thought it added an ‘out of time’ quality. Vintage it is! Thank you.
A beautiful beach indeed….and your photographs capture it well Janet
Thank you, Janet.
I love the “blue rinse”. Adds an extra layer of drama to these gorgeous images.
Thank you 🙂
You have given it a fabulous mood with your blue tones, Tish. It gives the place mystery. Beautiful captures and edit!
Thanks so much, Paula.