I traveled to Wales, and one of my favorite places was Rhossili Bay. It was somewhere I could feel again, where I was to heal. I only knew one person here in this place; wondering if he could take on my being; this empty, fragile soul. I was in need of replenishment of self love, companionship; and so was he I think. Discovery would be a part of the process, our healing process would be a journey, it would be our return to really living.
Most of spend so much of trying to do more and be more so our lives; will have “purpose” when really, our only purpose should be to simply love and be loved.
He helped me heal, saving me from myself. There was not anything that I did not love about him. We had traveled all summer; experiencing different cultures and places. He taught me things and gave me confidence back in myself. Together, we became best friends, companions for life, both of us filled each other with so much life and love in both our lives. From then on, there was nothing missing in our lives.
We married. And now because of love, I am the girl who found pleasure in life again. Wales is a place where we found beauty in everywhere; even in everyday living. It’s perfect here, yet I am far from perfect but as I am learning: healthy means more than physically well.
Wales is mentally and spiritually fulfilling. It has become a positive in my life; it’s where I found love again.
Love has become a great influence in my life and In each moment, by day and by night, I find myself immensely happy and celebrating being here. However, “here” is more than I could ever imagine; what love would become like, how it would look – but then I never imagined things could be this good. Funny how life works, isn’t it?
Rhossili Bay, The Gower, Wales
Rhossili Bay curves along an arc running northwards from the village. The sandy beach is three miles (5 km) long and is backed with sand dunes. Locals refer to the beach as Llangennith Sands. Behind the beach just north of the village is Rhossili Down with the highest point on the Gower Peninsula, (the Beacon), and a number of prehistoric remains. It is between Rhossili Down and the beach proper that the Warren is found.
At the southern end of the Bay is the small tidal island called Worm’s Head. At the north is Burry Holms. These islands are accessible at low tide only. Also at low tide, it is possible to see the remains of several shipwrecks, wood from the wreck of the Helvetia being the most prominent when looking north from Rhossili. Worms Head consists of two islands, Inner and Outer Head. Outer Head reaches 56 metres in height (184 feet), Inner head 47 metres (154 feet).
Rhossili Bay featured in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, a youth choir began a cappella performances of “Bread of Heaven” live on the beach with was broadcast at the Olympic Stadium. The bay has been used as the setting of New Earth in the sci-fi show Doctor Who and the bay including the Old Rectory was used in Torchwood: Miracle Day. In 2014, it was voted the UK’s number one beach, third best in Europe, and 9th best in the world, by TripAdvisor users.