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A view looking across the bay towards Porthcawl and Trecco Bay, a huge holiday resort. Porthcawl was developed originally as a coal-port, but was overtaken by the port at Barry, and has since become a holiday destination. A funfair developed there called Coney Beach, named after its illustrious namesake across the Atlantic.

Just like its counterparts in Cornwall and Brittany, this west-facing beach and coast was notorious as a graveyard for ships during strong on-shore winds. Some became victims of the weather, others victim to deliberate misdirection.

This is a stitch of three images. In the larger view, you might make out two groups of donkey rides on the far beach, an old seaside tradition.

Thinks - what is the collective noun for a group of of donkey riders; a herd ?, a parade perhaps, a following maybe ?!




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