Whales in Wales?

By Anna Griffiths

When I was a child I used to go camping with my father and brother to a, in those days, little known about campsite on a farm near Rhoslefain. The camping field is on a low cliff adjacent to the sea. We would pitch the tent looking out to sea;.

One still, sunny morning when I woke up I looked out to sea and in the distance I could see a group of humps sticking out of the water and motionless. They were quite far out but there were about 10 of them. We sadly didn’t have binoculars to get a closer look. Whatever they were they were pretty big and must have been sleeping I presume. There were no obvious fins visible but they were a long way off so difficult to be sure about this.

Camping holidays in Rhoslefain3 - Anna Griffiths

Camping holidays in Rhoslefain3 – Anna Griffiths

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Camping holidays in Rhoslefain2 – Anna Griffiths

Camping holidays in Rhoslefain - Anna Griffiths

Camping holidays in Rhoslefain – Anna Griffiths

I must have been about 8 so this would have been around 1968.

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