Happy New Year 2016

Pop by 'n say hi!Happy New Year 2016 Happy New Year Gott Nytt År Godt Nytt År Onnellista uutta vuotta Feliz ano novo Ein glückliches neues Jahr Feliz año nuevo Capture by jfFrank at Avebury Stone Circles. We post regularly on London Photography Exhibitions and a wide range of topics from travel to healthy living, each post featuring jfFrank photos. Have a look through our galleries and other posts to find out more about us and our work. You can find other posts here. The site features photo galleries on four themes: Memories, Moments, Escapes & Places. Follow links to explore. Pop by to say hi Please leave comments at the bottom of the page and follow us on twitter: @jfFrankFoto for updates. See more on Instagram. Whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in all our web pages, the content is naturally subject to change and we cannot guarantee its accuracy or currency. We reserve the right to make changes to the information on the site without notice.

Happy Christmas

Pop by 'n say hi!Happy Christmas Have a merry Christmas! God jul! Hyvää Joulua! Feliz Natal! Frohe Weihnachten! Feliz Navidad! Capture by jfFrank features Gingerbread Cottage from Daylesford Organic made in small batches to a traditional German recipe and decorated by hand. We post regularly on London Photography Exhibitions and a wide range of topics from travel to healthy living, each post featuring jfFrank photos. Have a look through our galleries and other posts to find out more about us and our work. You can find other posts here. The site features photo galleries on four themes: Memories, Moments, Escapes & Places. Follow links to explore. Pop by to say hi Please leave comments at the bottom of the page and follow us on twitter: @jfFrankFoto for updates. See more on Instagram. Whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in all our web pages, the content is naturally subject to change and we cannot guarantee its accuracy or currency. We reserve the right to make changes to the information on the site without notice.

Rhossili Walks – South Gower Peninsula Walks

Pop by 'n say hi!Rhossili Walks Rhossili Bay is has been voted Britain’s best beach and with three miles (five kilometres) of wild beach, there is a lot of stunning view to take in using the Wales Coast Path. From Rhossili Down (hill which the beach backs on to) there are panoramic views right up to Tenby, Pembrokeshire to one one side and across to the Devon coastline, in England, to the south and north west Gower and Swansea Bay coast to the east. You will feel that you are at the centre of everything. The Rhossili walks featured here start from the car park at Rhossili Bay. The postcode (for satnav purposes) is SA3 1PP. The car park is in the centre of Rhossili and is a short 40 minute drive from Swansea along lovely Gower roads. This first of the Rhossili Walks, is a 4 mile (6.4 km) walk, is rated as easy and takes you from the car park, through the village and up onto the Rhossili Down. One of the alternative Rhossili walks, takes you slightly further, down to Llangennith before coming back along the beautiful beach at Rhossili Bay. Don’t forget to take in the […]

Rhossili Bay – World Top Ten Beach

Pop by 'n say hi!Rhossili Bay Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula in Wales is not only one of the top ten beaches in the world, but is also part of the the first ever Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the United Kingdom. Rhossili Bay is the third best beach in Europe. What makes Rhossili Bay so perfect? Three miles of fine golden sand, spectacular views of the Welsh and English coast, Atlantic swell for surfers, sea fishing at the extreme south of the beach (Kitchen Corner), the tidal island at Worm’s Head for walkers, ideal for watersports… the list goes on! The Rhossili Bay postcode (for Sat Nav puropses) is SA3 1PP. Rhossili Bay is just 40 minutes-drive from Swansea (reached by the M4 from London). There are hotels and a site for camping all a short distance from Rhossili Bay beach. For glamping (glam camping) enthusiasts there are luxurious sites with superb views over Rhossili Bay. Besides Rhossili Bay, there are quality beaches and fantastic view to be found at Oxwich Bay and Three Cliffs Bay. The post capture was made on the beach at Rhossili Bay in May this year. The hills shown can be reached […]

Oxwich Bay – Gower Peninsula

Pop by 'n say hi!Oxwich Bay Oxwich Bay is one of Gower’s most popular beaches and is hidden away on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. With two-and-a-half miles of golden sand, backed by sand dunes, salt marshes and woodland, it’s no wonder why! The beach at Oxwich Bay is a haven for water sports (including including, diving, sailing, water-skiing and windsurfing). Oxwich Watersports, at Oxwich Bay is a centre of excellence offering a full range of water sports activities. Oxwich Bay is a short drive from Rhossili and Three Cliffs Bay. Oxwich Bay lies in the community of Penrice. Penrice is also home to the Tudor Oxwich Castle, in the wooded headland above Oxwich Bay. From the beach you can explore Penrice; there is a footpath which leads on to the woods and the 13th century St. Illtyd’s Church. Finding Oxwich Bay The Oxwich Bay postcode is SA3 1ND. There is a private car park reached from a steep lane off the A4118. Just follow the sign for ‘Oxwich Slade’ off the A4118 and down the lane you will come to the car park. The post image is a capture made on a walk along the beach at Oxwich […]

Oystermouth Castle, Gower Peninsula

Pop by 'n say hi!Oystermouth Castle Oystermouth Castle (Castell Ystumllwynarth) is one of 600 castles in Wales, though of those 600, there are few Welsh castles with a better view than Oystermouth Castle. The castle, high on the hill in the charming fishing village of Mumbles, looks out onto Swansea Bay. Mumbles quaint streets with colourful cottages as well as two gorgeous beaches. The beaches at Langland and Caswell are connected by the Wales Coast Path, along which you will find stunning views. Oystermouth Castle is on a forty-foot high (12-metre), limestone ridge. The Norman, castle’s keep and lock at the castle date back to the 12th century. Like Pennard Castle, Oystermouth Castle was owned by the first Earl of Warwick. The post picture shows a capture made at Oystermouth Castle earlier this year. The castle is in the centre of Mumbles and is just a short, 15-minute drive from Swansea along the A4067. See the City and County of Swansea website for up-to-date information on Oystermouth opening times and upcoming events at the castle. We post regularly on London Photography Exhibitions and a wide range of topics from travel to healthy living, each post featuring jfFrank photos. Have a […]

Worm’s Head, Rhossili Bay

Pop by 'n say hi!Worm’s Head Rhossili Bay Worm’s Head is a tiny tidal island at the southern tip of the three mile long sandy beach at Rhossili Bay. Rhossili Bay itself is the UK’s best beach and ranks as one of the top ten beaches in the world, ranking higher than Greek and Thai beaches and in the same class as Anse Lazio in the Seychelles and, Brazilian beach, Baia do Sancho on the Atlantic island of Fernando de Noronha. Historically the head was named ‘Wurm’ by Viking invaders, meaning dragon. Worm’s Head is a short detour from the Wales Coast Path and can be explored, when safe to do so, at low tide. The headland is one mile (1,600 m) long, and the highest point is 150 feet (around 45 metres). It is possible to cross during a two and an half hour window around low tide, so it is worth checking tide timetables or speaking with volunteers at the National Coastwatch Lookout at the station by Worm’s Head. You might also consider using the TidesPlanner App if you have an iPhone or other iOS device. Location of Worm’s Head is Latitude: 51° 33.89′ N, Longitude: 4° 18.28′ […]

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula

Pop by 'n say hi!Three Cliffs Bay Three Cliffs Bay in Swansea Bay is great destination for any walker on the Gower Peninsula. The Gower Peninsula measures just twenty by five miles (roughly 32 by eight kilometres). They do say that good things come in small packages, and the Gower Peninsula certainly is one. In fact it was Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Other AONBs include the Cotswolds AONB and West Penwith AONB in Cornwall where Pedn Vounder beach and the Logan Rock are found. For Katherine Jenkins, Welsh mezzo-soprano, Three Cliffs Bay is Britain’s best view: “Three Cliffs is so intimate and cosy. It gives me the feeling of being hugged. This view has everything – it has the sea, it has the cliffs and the marshes.” Three Cliffs Bay is one of Britain’s best beaches and offers a wilder experience. Great for walking, stopping for a picnic or dusting the camera off with potential for some fantastic seascape shots. Three Cliffs Bay can be reached on a lovely coastal circular walk from Southgate, which takes in some of the finest limestone grassland in Wales and the ruins of Pennard Castle. Pennard Castle sits high […]

Total Lunar Eclipse meets Supermoon

Pop by 'n say hi!Total Lunar Eclipse meets Supermoon Early on the 28th September, the 2015 Harvest Moon was a very special one. A Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox (which occurred on 23rd September, and is marked by Druids at Stonehenge). This was not just any Harvest Moon though, it was a Super Harvest Moon. That was because the moon reached its perigee to coincide with the Harvest Moon. The perigee is the closest point the moon gets to the Earth on its 28 day orbit. As the name might suggest, the shorter distance, between the moon and planet Earth, makes the moon appears larger and brighter in the sky on a Supermoon. The Supermoon also brings spring tides, meaning high tide will be higher and low tide will be lower in teh days following a Supermoon. What added even more magic to the Super Harvest Moon was that it coincided with the second total lunar eclipse of 2015. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are perfectly aligned, so that the Earth casts a shadow over the moon. During a total lunar eclipse the moon appears red – hence […]

Imber Village Salisbury Plain

Pop by 'n say hi!Imber Village Imber Village sits on Salisbury Plain, in Wiltshire. Imber was a small farming village with several hundred residents. Today, however, Imber village is a village with a difference; since 1943, the village has not had a single permanent resident. Imber village was requisitioned by the War Ministry in 1943. It was the Second World War and the Western Allies were preparing for the largest naval, air and sea operation in history: Operation ‘Overlord’. Operation ‘Overlord’ which started on D-Day, opened a second front against Germany. The Normandy Invasion was an important turning point in the Second World War. The invasion of Normandy, launched from the south of England (principally Portsmouth in South Devon), put Hitler’s forces on the back foot. With D-Day, on the 6th of June in 1944, the process which lead to end of the World War II began. The German surrender came on the 7th of May in 1945. Imber village residents sacrificed their homes to allow US troops to train for the Normandy Invasion. They were summoned to the Imber village local school on 1 November 1943 to learn that the village had been requisitioned under Crown prerogative. The evacuation […]