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The image is taken from Rhossili Bay looking towards the Worm's Head. The bay lies below the village of Rhossili on the western end of Wales's Gower Peninsula.

I was attempting to reproduce the many images of Rhossili Bay which appear on the many paintings and postcards on sale in the local gift shops and galleries. The image shows the remains of an old wooden ship wreck silhouetted against a beautiful sunset with the Worm's Head visible on the horizon.

The wreck is that of the Helvetia, which ran aground on Rhossili Bay in November 1887, and bears witness to the challenging weather conditions and the tales of our ancestors, who lured boats ashore to plunder their hold.

The Worms Head which can be seen on the horizon is formed from two rocky islets connected to the mainland by a natural causeway; Worms Head derives its name from the Norse for serpent. The outer head rises to 200ft.

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