On The Way To Marloes Sands

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:

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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:

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And out on the sands, definitely the best way to explore:

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And out at sea:

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And the path back:

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Thursday’s Special

In which Six Go Potty In Pembroke With Cockapoo Puppy – holiday snaps #5

40 thoughts on “On The Way To Marloes Sands

  1. 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!

    1. 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.

  2. 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

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