From Penarth to Lavernock

Most of my early childhood memories come from holidays spent around St. Mary’s Well Bay in Lavernock where my Nan kept a caravan. We would often walk the stretch of this coastline from Penarth to Sully, with my Dad telling us stories of shipwrecks and murderous sea captains. The cliffs and the bays had a raw Jurassic feel – a place to find fossils, investigate rock pools and dodge the incoming tide. Most of these holidays had more than their fair share of wind and rain – getting drenched just added to the danger and excitement!


Raw Elements, Lavernock (60 x 60cm). Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff

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