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Porth Trwyn #4

Flowering gorse at Porth Trwyn, Anglesey, North Wales

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The story behind this image

The northwest coast of Anglesey holds some very precious memories for me, as my wife Liz and I have been visiting and holidaying here since the early days of our marriage over thirty years ago as I write this.

Back in those early days it was in a tent on the cliff edge, braving the elements as best we could while trying to keep our three young children amused as the rain hammered down on leaking canvas.

These days, with the children all grown up now, we tend to holiday in sunnier climes, but we've never lost our love for this stretch of coast. (Nor for each other I hasten to add!)

So when the weather looks good, and we have enough free time to make a day of it, we'll take a drive along the A55 (God's own highway) and re-visit some of our old haunts for a trip down memory lane.

One little beach, not much visited by others but that means a lot to us, is the lovely Porth Trwyn, just a mile or so along the coast from the much more popular Church Bay.

The Anglesey Coastal Path runs past Porth Trwyn, and in early spring when this photo was taken the prickly gorse bushes were in full flower so we climbed up a little to catch this view out over the beach with a patch of that vivid gorse in the foreground.

God willing, I'll still be visiting, photographing and writing about this wonderful place for a few years to come yet!

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Image data

Filename - porth trwyn 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm

Exposure - 1/15 sec, f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Porth Trwyn, Anglesey

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation