Winter Wild Camping, Gower https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/ Winter Wild Camping, Gower Caswell Beach - 10am this is how light it got that day - milky dark, then just dark https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869098 187869098 the beautiful ocean all to ourselves https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869099 187869099 https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869100 187869100 The joy of the deciduous tree https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869101 187869101 Mighty brown house-wolf https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869102 187869102 Where's the pub? Is it soon? https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869103 187869103 Looking west from West Cliff towards Three Cliffs Bay https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869104 187869104 Rock dog knows no fear https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869105 187869105 Stepping stones across Pennard Pill https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869106 187869106 Harpo in his AMAZING Ultimate Warmer coat https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869107 187869107 Camp 1, near Cefn Bryn. Moon = clear sky = COLD! https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869108 187869108 Harpo - happy in his coat, bathed in red from my head torch https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869109 187869109 Harpo in his wild camping bed. Thermarest, dog coat, goretex bivvy - snuggy dog https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869110 187869110 Up Cefn Bryn to meet the natives https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869111 187869111 Harpo always wants to meet the locals https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869112 187869112 Penrice Church - heading back to the coast path https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869113 187869113 Large hill, work enough to be in a t-shirt in december https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869114 187869114 Vicious but beatiful steps cutting up through Oxwich Wood https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869115 187869115 Meeting up with Andrew Dryad Bushcraft for night 2 cave sleeping https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869117 187869117 near Paviland, 8.30pm, dark and stormy https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869116 187869116 Harpo snuggles in for a cuddle Somewhere opposite Foxhole Slade we found a place out of the wind to have our pasta and boiled eggs, washed down with ginger beer and a tot of Laphroig https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869118 187869118 Morning! Day 3, 'home' cave (officially nameless) You can see Harpo's nose still tucked under his bivvy in the middle https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869119 187869119 'Home' cave in the morning. https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869120 187869120 me n him https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869121 187869121 Wandering down to check out access to the famous Paviland Cave big swell meant that low tide wasn't very low after all - so no access across the rocks - we'll have to scramble around the cliff (gulp) https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869122 187869122 The traverse - scary sea right below https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869128 187869128 https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869130 187869130 mouth of the cave from sea cliffs below https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869125 187869125 I still look scared from the climb https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869124 187869124 whew! inside the beautiful, enigmatic tear-drop cave where the oldest Homo sapiens burial in Britain has been found - 33,000 year old! https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869123 187869123 the teardrop cave - aka Paviland, or Goat's Hole https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869126 187869126 https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869127 187869127 the climb back - now it's raining https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869129 187869129 where do I put my feet?? https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869131 187869131 Where we left poor harpo in case we fell into the sea while climbing in to the cave https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869132 187869132 Off we go! Today, Rhossili and then home! https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869134 187869134 https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869135 187869135 Back on the trail, just me and harpo https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869133 187869133 https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869236 187869236 Surveying the land https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869237 187869237 Sea sheep https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869238 187869238 The Worm's Head - looks like a dragon swimming out to sea https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869239 187869239 https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869251 187869251 We done it! End of the walk, survived and happy https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869247 187869247 Tired puppy ready for a hot dinner and a long sleep! https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869248 187869248 Quick brew stop in the dunes https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869242 187869242 Man and light https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869241 187869241 Swansea beach - on the way back to the train station https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869240 187869240 Mighty brown https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869243 187869243 Super dog https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869244 187869244 Sunset, Gower, 13th December 2013 https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869245 187869245 https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869246 187869246 https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869249 187869249 https://www.maryannochota.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=187869250 187869250