Friday 8th July 2011
We've just arrived back from the Isle of Anglesey and the west coast of Wales on another walking, cycling and orchid finding holiday in our motorhome.The pursuit to find these beautiful flowers never tires us and there's always the satisfaction and thrill when you sometimes find these magical flowers in quite unexpected locations.
The sand dunes in Newborough Warren are some of the largest in Europe and we spent many hours and walked many miles in this flora rich area.
The Dune slacks in Newborough Warren are home for several orchids and we were not too late to photograph some of the earlier orchids that flower in May and June.
Then quite unexpectedly on a banking nearly on the high water mark a colony of Bee Orchids
Back in the Newborough Forest adjacent to Newborough Warren more examples of the many orchids that spring up in the damper areas
Finally near this magnificent show of Pink Campion we found our first ever Dune Helleborine in flower with several plants still to open in in the coming weeks
More Orchids found on our walks , this time in the Cors Goch Nature Reserve
Moving onto the mainland and a few day around Barmouth
Next stopover..... Newquay in Wales
The coast path in Cardiganshire takes some beating.
be included in my new film about orchids
Finally back to the Isle of Anglesey to capture the later flowering orchids which have now opened over the last 2 weeks. We are joined by our friends Eric and Jean both have become interested in finding the wild orchids, there's now a bit of friendly rivalry between us.
Two more flowers that that we weren't expecting to find.
And finally a couple of Wonderful Sunsets from our Campsite in Newquay
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