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September Dunes

hywel

By hywel

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Near here there’s a place where you’ll find a little harbour, and along side it are some sand dunes, which have lots of wild flowers growing on them.

Last week-end we went there, and I took a walk over the dunes to see what wild flowers I could find …

It was a windy afternoon, and rather grey on times, so the photos are not very good.
There weren’t many flowers about at this time of year either, but along the side wall of the harbour I saw these growing …

Rock samphire – Crithmum maritimum :-

Greater knapweed – Centaurea scabiosa
with lovely big flowers :-

Sea Campion – Silene maritima :-

It was being buffeted by the wind.

Red Valerian – Centranthus ruber
Also being buffeted by the wind :o( :-

And then, on the dunes themselves I saw …

Soapwort – Saponaria officinalis :-

Sea Holly – Eryngium maritimum :-

Sea Rocket – Cakile maritima :-

Evening Primrose – Oenothera :-

Sea Spurge – Euphorbia paralias :-

Little dune Blackberries :-

I think the commonest plant on sand dunes is Ammophila arenaria – Marram Grass :-

Here’s a view of part of the area, with an old light house.

It was built in 1842, and still works, after recent restoration :o)

There’s a very wide beach when the tide goes out :o)

The marina is pretty with all the yachts …

Can you guess which one is mine … lol :D

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She landed here, and there’s a memorial to her, and her name and story are engraved in the paving stones as well …

I think she was very brave to do that !

Well I hope you enjoyed the flora of Burry Port Harbour lol. I always look for wild flowers wherever I go :o)

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Hello Hywel .
Fascinating blog ... enjoyed it ...

... you have only one yacht ? ;o)

17 Sep, 2013

 

I did enjoy it Hywel. Those wild flowers are beautiful especially the Centaurea.

17 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you TT ...
LOL ... well only one yacht in this harbour ;o)

Thank you Linda - I'm pleased you enjoyed my blog :o)

17 Sep, 2013

 

Beautiful Photo's and lovely plants,Hywel..I like them all..
Is the Samphire the one that a lot of TV chefs use in cooking? I think it has got quite popular recently..although I have no idea what it tastes like..maybe it's a different variety?
Love the Plaque commemorating Amelia Earhart..what a brave woman she was..and such a lovely Harbour,and beach..thanks for sharing your walk with us :o)

17 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you Sandra :o)
I know nothing about cooking, so I'm sorry I can't answer you. TV chefs and all celebs bore me to death lol ... I don't think you can have seen my other blog where I run them down ...
much to the disgust of a few members I think :O
I'm pleased you enjoyed my blog ...

17 Sep, 2013

 

What a beautiful place. I enjoyed looking at the wild flowers and the scenery - thank-you for sharing.

17 Sep, 2013

 

Lol,Hywel,I only watch the odd one,as a lot of them bore me silly as well ! :o) but I remember someone using it,as a garnish ,I think ? what do I know,I'm not a fancy cook :o) .I'm sure someone will know ..x

17 Sep, 2013

 

Enjoyed that Hywel. I like your blogs showing wild flowers :-) I've never seen Sea Holly growing in the wild.

17 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you Lijmec. Glad you enjoyed it :o)

Sandra don't start me off about celebs lol ... I only cook plain things too ... like fish and chips lol :D

Thank you Dawn. I'm pleased I was able to show you Sea Holly in it's natural habitat :o)

17 Sep, 2013

 

Appreciate seeing it Hywel.

17 Sep, 2013

 

You're welcome :o)

17 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely pictures, Hywel. Quite a variety of wildflowers - we have a lot of dunes on our coast. I used to walk there with my children when they were small. I really should go down there again. (Not when it's as windy as it is at the moment, though!)

17 Sep, 2013

 

Beautiful pictures Hywel. Really enjoyed that visit.

17 Sep, 2013

 

Great blog for someone like me who doesn't know their Campion from their Samphire.
What a beautiful place to live.

17 Sep, 2013

 

A super blog Hywel love the wild flowers and the harbour scene....fancy your yacht been moored next to mine who would have thought!! How nice to have a plaque to commemorate Amelia Earhart's brave journey thank you for sharing your interesting walk :o)

17 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you all for reading my blog :o)

I was wondering who owned that yacht too Neena ... lol ;o))

18 Sep, 2013

 

A lovely place, Hywel, its nice to see the wild flowers by the sea isnt it... :))

18 Sep, 2013

 

Sea campion! Well thanks Hywel I though it was a campion!!

I thoroughly enjoyed your lovely blog and love the little lighthouse

18 Sep, 2013

 

Yes it is Holly ... and it's nice to have the sea breeze blowing on you too lol ... it freshens one up don't you think :)
Thanks for your comment ...

18 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Pam. I'm glad you liked the lighthouse. I always walk right down by it :o)
The Sea Campion had lovely flowers in the summer too :o)

18 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks for sharing your walk with us Hywel, theres nothing more delightful than a walk by the sea, and to see all those lovely plants, and the harbour, who wants more than that... Lovely.... even felt the wind, and smelt the sea Lol:-)

18 Sep, 2013

 

What a delightful walk Hywel and I simply love lighthouses, in fact next week we are going to be staying in one near Broadstairs, Kent, for a few days! Fancy Amelia landing there, a very brave women indeed. I too could smell the salty breeze, I love the seaside. Thanks Hywel

18 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you both :o) I'm happy to have brought you some sea air ...

Have a nice holiday Grandmage !

18 Sep, 2013

 

What beautiful windswept scenes, I could almost smell the sea air as I looked at them.
The wild flowers that grow in the salty sand dunes are really lovely - sea holly is a favourite of mine and sea thrift in the springtime.
I am so impressed that you know all their names, I must try harder!

18 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Hywel :))

18 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you Wildrose. I had to look some names up because my memory isn't what it used to be :)

YW Grandmage :o)

18 Sep, 2013

 

enjoyed the blog Hywel.

19 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely blog, Hywel. How do you remember all the names !
It must be great to have places near home for you to visit !

19 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks for sharing this Hywel ... I really enjoyed seeing those lovely wild flowers ... :o)

19 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks for the tour Hywel. I love to see where people live and what they grow and the flora around them. We learn something new every day. Still lots of wildflowers
blooming around there.Thanks again.

20 Sep, 2013

 

Beutiful coastline Hywel and lovely pictures.
You didn't tell us which was your yacht..............
Oh, you were being modest weren't you? it's obviously the newest, biggest, shiniest one there!!! "all aboard Hywel's Skylark'

20 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you all :o)

Rose I don't remember all the names these days. I had to look some of them up :o)

Yes you're right Paul lol ;)

21 Sep, 2013

 

It certainly does Hywel, it roars round here in the winter...:))

21 Sep, 2013

 

I bet it does ! :o) Nice to be in by the fire then lol

21 Sep, 2013

 

:))))))))

22 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you ... :o)

22 Sep, 2013

 

You are our eyes to the native flora, Hywel! Although I appreciate our local flora it never occurs to me to photograph it!

I was impressed by the Sea Holly, you managed to get some very good pictures!

The walk was very interesting as well! Thanks for taking us along with you!

23 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you :o) There's always plenty of Sea Holly there. It scrambles all over the dunes ...

23 Sep, 2013

 

Really loved this Hywel, such a wealth of maritime plants, looks a beautiful peaceful place to visit....:))

11 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you Janey :o)

12 Oct, 2013

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