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Recent Photos taken in the Abersoch area by John Wormald of www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

(For the collection of John's earlier photos - click here for 2016 / click here for 2017 / click here for 2018/19

 

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Photo By John Wormald

The weather has been wonderful for much of the last week with clear skies bringing long spells of sunshine. There has been an up and down wind from an easterly quarter, chopping up the bay at times, before falling lighter during the daytime. John captured this lovely early morning view, looking across the choppy bay from the dunes - near to the harbour beach / Warren beach.


The photo was taken on 20/09/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 20/09/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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This week's photo is from the wonderful Wales Coastal Path which runs around Pen Llyn and provides some spectacular views. This photo is from the path as it heads towards Cilan and looking back towards Porth Ceiriad, near Abersoch.


The photo was taken on 12/09/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 12/09/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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The first weekend of the first month of Autumn brought this lovely sunrise to the bay, captured by regular stand-in photographer, Phill Boyd. The shot was taken from behind the beach huts on the main beach with St. Tudwal's Islands in the background. Cloud is obscuring the view across the bay to the west coast of Wales.


The photo was taken on 05/09/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 06/09/2020.

 

See more of Phill's work at:
https://outwestimages.myportfolio.com/

 

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A beautiful bank holiday weekend sunrise is this week's photo from John, taken from behind the beach huts on Abersoch main beach, which is quite a contrast to last week's photo!


The photo was taken on 30/08/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 30/08/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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Abersoch and Pen Llyn have been battered by winds gusting in the vicinity of 60mph over the last couple of days. The combination of spring tides, atmospheric conditions, a big Atlantic swell and the wind brought an enhanced high tide and some spectacular sea conditions to Abersoch main beach, as captured by John on this photo, looking towards the yacht club.


The photo was taken on 21/08/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 22/08/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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The recent spell of hot weather has continued today in Abersoch, with John capturing this photo looking across from the inner harbour to the outer harbour and a pristine looking bay!


The photo was taken on 15/08/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 15/08/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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Regular stand in contributor Phill Boyd is back this week with an evening shot of St. Tudwal's Island West and the Penrhyn Du headland, which has the old lifeboat station building perched the end of it. Although there was plenty of cloud overhead, breaks in the cloud meant that the island and headland were bathed in sunshine.

See more of Phill's work at:
https://outwestimages.myportfolio.com/

The photo was taken on 06/08/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 08/08/2020.

 

 

Photo By John Wormald

A lovely afternoon on Abersoch main beach on what has been, and continues to be, a very unusual summer. The beach is getting busy again, with most people appearing to be carrying out social distancing. The Abersoch beach cafe is in the foreground, with the W&G Williams beach huts on the headland further up the beach.


The photo was taken on 01/08/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 01/08/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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A view from the slipway of Abersoch outer harbour is this week's photo from John. The harbour wall to to the right of this photo (unseen), provides adequate shelter, in most weather conditions, for a number of boats throughout the year. The sands of the Warren beach can be seen in the distance.


The photo was taken on 24/07/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 26/07/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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Blue skies above Abersoch main beach, which was looking much more like normal for a July Sunday, was the subject of John's lens this week. Those on the beach report that social distancing was being carried out by most groups.


The photo was taken on 19/07/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 19/07/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

Photo By John Wormald

Regular contributor Phill Boyd is this week's photographer and snapped this early morning shot of the sunrise, looking from Abersoch main beach. The yacht club (SCYC), can be seen on the headland on the left hand side of the photo. The moorings in the bay are now starting to fill up with yachts and boats for the rest of the summer season.

See more of Phill's work at:
https://outwestimages.myportfolio.com/

The photo was taken on 10/07/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 13/07/2020.

 

 

Photo By John Wormald

The blue skies have returned for this shot from John, after a couple of cloudier and wetter days. The photo was taken down at the Bwlch Tocyn end of Abersoch main beach, in the shelter from today's strong winds. With travel restrictions being eased from the 6th July, Abersoch is set to become much busier...


The photo was taken on 05/07/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 05/07/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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There has been some scorching weather in Abersoch this week, with John capturing this shot of the main beach during the height of the heat. Note the calm sea and also the tape cordoning off the beach huts. Hopefully, better times are now not too far away.



The photo was taken on 24/06/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 26/06/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

Photo By John Wormald

John is back this week with a photo of the beach huts to the right of the slipway as you head onto the main beach from the W&G Williams end of the beach. Abersoch and the beach remain quiet whilst the wait for a return of the tourism industry goes on... though things are set to change in July.



The photo was taken on 20/06/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 21/06/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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Phill Boyd is on photo duty this week and took this shot from the dunes behind the beach huts on Abersoch main beach, looking towards St. Tudwal's Islands on a beautiful day. An east-northeasterly breeze is chopping up the bay, which would normally have a large number of yachts moored offshore - however, that, like most things related to tourism, is currently on hold.

See more of Phill's work at:
https://outwestimages.myportfolio.com/

The photo was taken on 12/06/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 13/06/2020.

 

 

Photo By John Wormald

Abersoch looking stunning on this week's shot from John! A sign of the dry and mostly sunny spring weather can be seen by looking at the links of Abersoch golf course - which have been scorched by the sunshine (see the area by the sand dunes).



The photo was taken on 05/06/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 06/06/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

Photo By John Wormald

There has been some spectacular weather over the last few days in Abersoch with some classic summer conditions, with up and down easterly breezes sometimes dropping out during the day and helping temperatures soar above 25C. John was up early this week to capture this beautiful sunrise. The cottages in the photos include some of the oldest in the village.



The photo was taken on 28/05/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 31/05/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

Photo By John Wormald

A very quiet Abersoch outer harbour is the subject of this week's photo from John. Normally there would be more boats moored here, but these are not normal times. Hopefully, better times will be just around the corner.

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The photo was taken on 24/05/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 25/05/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

Photo By John Wormald

A view this week from John looking across the bay towards St. Tudwal's Islands, from the dunes at the southern end of the Warren beach.

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The photo was taken on 17/05/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 17/05/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

Photo By John Wormald

The amazing weather has continued this week in Abersoch, with temperatures often reaching 20C and exceeding 23C on Friday. John took this shot on his daily exercise, with a classic view looking along the wet sand of the main beach towards the beach huts, SCYC and Llanbedrog Headland.

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The photo was taken on 09/05/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 10/05/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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This week's view is from up in the village of Mynytho, looking down towards the bay and St. Tudwal's Islands. The wind turbine situated near Castellmarch can also be seen.

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The photo was taken on 01/05/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 03/05/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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Phill Boyd is back this week as John's stand in and he was up early to capture this wonderful sunrise, looking across the sands of Abersoch main beach at low tide.

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See more of Phill's work at:
https://outwestimages.myportfolio.com/

The photo was taken on 23/04/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 27/04/2020.

 

 

Photo By John Wormald

A view of Abersoch main beach, taken from close to the Golff slipway during the lockdown. John took this photo on his daily walk.

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The photo was taken on 15/04/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 19/04/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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A view of the tide gates of the Afon Soch, which are underneath the bridge into the village, is this week's photo captured by John. Tim's boatyard is visible in Abersoch inner harbour and this would normally be full of boats, for the first major holiday weekend of the season.

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The photo was taken on 10/04/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 10/04/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

Photo By John Wormald

Abersoch is very quiet this weekend, with people thankfully heeding the advice to stay away from the area until this national emergency has passed. John captured this photo from the yard at Abersoch Boatyard Services during his daily exercise this morning.

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The photo was taken on 05/04/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 05/04/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

Photo By John Wormald

Phill Boyd is this week's photographer and the week has seen some really fine weather, with the wind dropping out at times to bring some idyllic conditions to the bay. Obviously this has been a difficult week for everybody as the coronavirus restrictions have come into effect, however, the weather has helped lift some of the gloom. Phill captured this sunrise shot from the sand dunes on Abersoch main beach.


See more of Phill's work at:
https://outwestimages.myportfolio.com/

The photo was taken on 25/03/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 28/03/2020.

 

 

Photo By John Wormald

Alot can change in a week and, since the last photo update, the measures to fight Covid 19 have come into effect, bringing a period of great uncertainty. One certainty is that the crew of Abersoch Lifeboat will still be able to respond to emergencies and John captured this shot of the lifeboat returning from service and crossing the Afon Soch at low tide on Friday afternoon.

The photo was taken on 20/03/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 21/03/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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Another beach hut photo from John this week. This one is from much further up the beach, near to the Lon Golff slipway and shows a very high spring tide. The high tide combined with some swell pushing up into Cardigan Bay resulting in an enhanced tide. This can cause some issues, as was the case a few winter's ago, however, this one did not coincide with a major storm surge.

The photo was taken on 11/03/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 15/03/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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The beach huts down at the Bwlchtocyn end of Abersoch main beach are the subject of this week's photo from John, with a wonderfully blue sky providing the backdrop.

The photo was taken on 02/03/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 08/03/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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Pen Llyn has seen another storm this weekend, however, there were some photo opportunities for John since the last upload and he captured this wonderful shot during the week. It was taken from Bwlchtocyn and looks towards Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island), as the sun goes down. You should be able to spot the island lighthouse too.

The photo was taken on 25/02/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 01/03/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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The waves of Porth Neigwl, viewed from the Rhiw end of the bay, is this week's photo from John. It has been a stormy winter and the soft cliffs of this beach have been getting a pounding. The sea has also brought in huge amounts of plastic waste, which appears to be a growing problem around our coastline.

The photo was taken on 20/02/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 22/02/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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A look across the sands of Abersoch outer harbour and towards Benar headland, with St. Tudwal's Islands in the background. The bay looks relatively calm, with the view captured in between storm systems by John this week!

The photo was taken on 12/02/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 15/02/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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Phill Boyd is back on weekly photo duty this week and he captured this lovely shot of the sunrise this morning, as viewed from the beach near to Llanbedrog Headland. The mountains of Snowdonia can be seen in the background, with an eastelry breeze chopping up the bay.


See more of Phill's work at:
https://outwestimages.myportfolio.com/

The photo was taken on 07/02/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 07/02/2020.

 

 

Photo By John Wormald

A classic view from John this week, looking across the green fairways of Abersoch golf course and sands of the main beach. It won't be too long before the bushes in the foreground will be green again, as spring is just around the corner.

The photo was taken on 29/01/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 02/02/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

Photo By John Wormald

There has been alot of low cloud and fog affecting the Pen Llyn area over the last few days, which has limited opportunities for photography. However, Phill Boyd has been out and about again this week and got this atmospheric shot of an overcast local surf beach, with surfers enjoying the clean surf.


See more of Phill's work at:
https://outwestimages.myportfolio.com/

The photo was taken on 22/01/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 25/01/2020.

 

 

Photo By John Wormald

After the rain and gales, a quieter and colder spell has coincided with the weekend, which is always welcome at this time of year. This shot is looking across the area of marshland that is near to the golf course, with the old lifeboat station on Penrhyn Du in the background. Part of St. Tudwal's East Island can also be seen. Will this fine weather last? Keep an eye on our weather page to find out...

The photo was taken on 19/01/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 19/01/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

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Phill Boyd is standing in for John again this week and has sent in this great photo of some rather hefty surf at one of the local Pen Llyn surf beaches. Phill is a keen surfer himself and also has a growing reputation as a surf photographer, with many of his photos now appearing in the British surf magazines. If you look closely at this photo, you can see the surfers in the water.

See more of Phill's work at:
https://outwestimages.myportfolio.com/

The photo was taken on 10/01/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 11/01/2020.

 

 

Photo By John Wormald

The first view of 2020 from John is from behind the Warren holiday home park, looking across to St. Tudwal's West Island - the summer home of TV adventurer and celebrity, Bear Grylls. The islands lighthouse is still operational.

The photo was taken on 03/01/2020 and it was uploaded on this page on 06/01/2020.

 

< Click on the photo for a larger version. John's galleries are available to view at his website at: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

 

- For John's photos for 2018/19 - click here

 

- For John's photos for 2017 - click here

 

- For John's photos for 2016 - click here

 

- For John's photos for 2015 - click here

 

- For John's photos for 2013/14 - click here