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Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

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Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
St Davids, Dyfed, Wales
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About the photo:

I had been photographing the ancient fort on St Davids Head, when the sun began to set. I saw that there was likely to be an interesting sunset across Whitesands Bay, so I raced back to the beach as quickly as I could - not an easy task carrying heavy photographic equipment! I was just in time to capture this view before the sun disappeared over the horizon.

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