Last weekend at the beach

I’ve only just had a chance to review the photos I took of the dogs on the beach last weekend.  This one I had to share, Lara loves the sea so much.


Layla and Jess had fun too


Unlike this weekend, it was a beautiful day at the beach.


Merry Christmas / Nadolig Llawen

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Merry Christmas all!

I really enjoy putting up the tree, we have ornaments from holidays, and memories of the years past.  This is the new tree that we bought in an effort to make it harder for the cat to climb inside, she likes to play with the decs!  By accident we seem to have found the answer to keeping her occupied this year, she adopted a box of tinsel while i was unpacking the decs, so we have left it by the tree, and so far the box is winning!

We took a trip to some Christmas markets in Berlin this year, so the wooden decs had to be on the tree this year, as well as the bears, and a few decs that I’ve made.
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So I wish you all a merry Christmas, and a happy new year! may 2016 be an exciting time:)

Beach pebbles and a Turn


What inspires people to created these towers of pebbles?  Did someone start one and them others joined in?  How long before they fall, or get washed away by a wave?

It was the first time I saw these at this beach.  I’ve seen them in other places, where they have grown into things that inspire luck on the builders, but never here before.  I think I like them, how about you?



This bird was fighting against a strong wind, and was making slow progress, but that gave me the chance to take a few shots.  I think it may be a Turn, but I could be wrong.  I enjoy the challenge of getting a clean shot of a  bird, as they are seldom still, it was a beautiful day at the beach.

Ducks on the dock

A few weeks ago I spent a week working by the East Dock, in Cardiff Bay.  Finally on the final day, it was dry enough for me to get 10 minutes to try and get a shot or two of the ducks that I had seen out of the window, Happy fishing in the rain.


I think this industrious fisher  is a coot? Please let me know if I’ve got that wrong.


Excellent parenting here, one chick gets a lift, while the other parent is feeding the other chick.


Lastly, a juvenile swan coming into land.

I really enjoyed taking 10 minutes out of my day to do this, I really should get back into the practice of taking photos every day.

Wet dogs ahoy!


Look, all feet off the ground! 


Jess loves getting wet, still managed to catch her shaking off the sea water, it was my challenge door the day.  Tried to get Layla, but she doesn’t shake as often,  I think her fur just sheds the water better.


See, she hardly looks wet at all.




They love being in the sea, it’s a joy to see them having so much fun.


I also managed to catch the birds all taking off together,  I just love seeing them in the many stages of  take off together.



The ball is no match for Layla! She always catches it and brings it back,  unless of course, one of the other two got there first!

Loving the beach here at Ogmore-by-sea