Tranquil Dawn - Goodwick


Tranquil Dawn - Goodwick - Images from book

In 1797 the last invasion of mainland Britain happened just a few miles away, at Carregwastad Point on the Pencaer peninsula. The surrender of the French insurgents took place on Goodwick Sands. The harbour was also the setting for the Moby Dick film starring Gregory Peck. Nothing so exciting happened on this morning when I ventured down here though. I positioned the familiar shape of Dinas Head, which was fading in and out of view due to the fog, between the two breakwaters. The sun rising behind the bank of fog offered a thin strip of colour along the edges of the fog, reflecting on the sea in front of me. A long exposure did the rest. This was one of those days when Pembrokeshire was truly split. Whereas Newport (beyond Dinas Head) has a beautiful sunny cloudless day, the Goodwick side of Dinas spent the day under a thick blanket of fog.

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