Waiting in Wales
Waiting for wind in Wales.
Tricky stuff to film, wind, in that you can't see it.
Only its effects are visible, its trace in the movement of sand, clouds or sails. These best captured in either slow-motion, or time- lapse.
Staying in Burry Port, the small Welsh bay where Amelia Earhart landed in 1928 to complete her trans-Atlantic flight.
In the local hotel where she spent the night, I found this photograph.
I love this image. The plane, the clothes, her posture, her assured expression.
"How lovely your country is. The stillness and the silence brings back again the almost awesome feeling which came to me as, hour after hour, we pushed forward through the thick clouds and fog. It was as if we were alone in the world. To think that 48 hours ago I was in America and now I am in Wales!"
Amelia Earhart 1928