Going west – a ‘misty, moisty morning’

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We had enjoyed two glorious days of sunshine in Pembrokeshire. Drawing back the curtains of a room that had boasted a clear view of the sea the night before, it seemed that the morning would bring us a different view of Wales. Heavy sea-mist clung to every bush and every blade of grass was bent beneath the weight of water. I forced protesting feet back into the confinement of walking shoes. Like it or not, I would need the secure grip they offered on the slippery path. The rain fell doggedly… not heavily, just enough to stoically resist any attempt at intrusion by the sun and ensure that we would be thoroughly drenched.  It would make photography difficult, with a constant search for some dry shred of clothing to clear the lens, but there was something entirely fitting about the mist.

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The coastal path we would be walking is beautiful in the sunshine. The waters are crystal clear, with every pebble visible through the shifting sparkle of blue and turquoise. In the mist, you walk outside of time in a landscape full of mystery. Islands, barely seen through the veil, seem to hover as if magically suspended and you get a glimpse of how the oldest legends were born… and why Wales is hailed the birthplace of so many of them. Every so often a window would open through the mist, revealing the promise of beauty, just for a moment, before swallowing the tantalising vista. The cliffs became a place of ghosts and forgotten voices that whispered in the rain.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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21 Responses to Going west – a ‘misty, moisty morning’

  1. davidprosser says:

    Now I know the ‘Misty, Moisty morning’ is part of the line of a Steeleye Span song I’ve heard but I can’t place it. I shall be struggling with it ll day until the answer pops into my head. Thanks a lot Sue.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx


  2. lavanya2198 says:

    Wow beautiful.. Lovely post lovely words and lovely pictures.. I felt I am there.. In that place where even with the inconvinence and despite of drenching in the rain.. The beautiful weather made it up :)❤️


  3. Rajiv says:

    But, misty mornings make for some reallysurreal photography


  4. KL Caley says:

    I love misty mornings! You’ve really captured something when the world is seen through that hazy state – great post and photos Sue. KL ❤


  5. jenanita01 says:

    I love mornings like these, it’s as if you have slipped into another world for a while…


  6. fransiweinstein says:

    Positively magical Sue.


  7. Lovely!
    Thanks for stopping by and for the follow! Glad to connect 🙂


  8. St Non’s looks very ‘O.R.C.ish’…


  9. Widdershins says:

    Mist-quiet is like snow-quiet – a balm for the spirit.


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