I’m heading out on a Sunday again. The weather forecast might give me an opportunity to photograph St. Michael’s Tremain (Ceredigion, south west Wales) in a reasonable light – but only first thing Monday morning. That means I need to get near to the site on Sunday and arrive there first thing next day.
A local farmer has kindly offered me a pitch for the night, but before I get to the farm, I swerve off the coastal road towards a sign that says ‘Beach’. It’s the beach at Aberporth and, even though it’s raining, a quick look at the sea is a big reward for the four hour drive.
I get a lovely spot in the car park and make a cup of coffee to take out onto the beach – just as the weather starts to improve. It’s warm and the beach is full of activity – surfing and paddle boarding.
Before I turn up at the farm I head over to the church to get a fix on its location and work through some views for the camera. It’s a lovely little church set behind a grassy wall.
A warm welcome awaits at the farm from both humans and animals. I love the process of setting up the van for the evening. Turning the front chairs, getting the table out, switching on the gas and making a brew. Settling in and working through the next day’s photography.
Down on the farm
The evenings in the van revolve around simple pleasures: I toast a split muffin over the hob and top them off with scrambled eggs with cracked black pepper.