Hi everyone, its me again, Owen! this is my fifth blog with REGATTA.
This is my first visit to the area camping with my family. The Gower is situated in South Wales near Swansea, and has lovely sandy beaches and fantastic views.
We camped at a place called Nicholaston and you could see the sea from our site. It was very windy and raining when we arrived, so my brother and I stayed in the car, while my mom and dad had to put up the tent in the pouring rain! (I dont think they were very happy by the end of it!). We could reach the beach from our site as it was only a 10 minute walk through a woodland and sand dunes called Nicholaston Burrows which eventually lead to a golden sandy beach. A few days later my brother and I were able to wear our wetsuits where we built some sandcastles on the beach and went in the sea which we always love doing.
During our holiday we always go out and about visiting the area. The one day we went to Mumbles where there is a victorian pier, at the end of it is a new lifeboat station, and looking across from the pier there is even a lighthouse. We had a really good day at Mumbles and even had chance to play a game of crazy golf which was really good fun, even though i did not win (I came second!).
Mumbles also have their very own castle ruins which is called Oystermouth Castle. We visited the castle and explored all the rooms and right at the top of the castle you can see right across the bay.
Another of our days out was to Rhossili where you can walk to the headland which is called Worms Head. It can only be reached by a causeway of rocks at low tide, but you have to be very careful not to get cut off by the tide as there is no way back. I think Worms Head looks like a dinosaur in the sea, but it is actually known as a sea serpent because of the shape of the rocks.
We also managed to fit a visit into Swansea where we went to the Waterfront Museum situated by the Marina, which had lots of interactive activities and exhibits to look at, it was really interesting. We were only a short walk into Swansea centre from the Museum so we went to have lunch of crepes and syrup which was really yummy.
I really enjoyed our holiday to the Gower and i am looking forward to our next holiday where we will be going to the Lake District.
Hope you have enjoyed reading my blog and take a look at my pictures.
Hwyl fawr! (goodbye)!