seastate du jour - 07/52 - 2021

A week of dry, crisp and bitingly cold easterly winds. The jetstream was positioned such that cold air was pulled down from the Baltic states and over the UK - we observed a sea temperature as low as 4.8 °C in Swansea Bay during the week. I've included three photos from a morning walk on Crymlyn Burrows. The strong easterly winds had paused during our walk, allowing the small sandbank formations formed along the beach to settle and glisten in the crisp morning sun. The other photos included in this seastate du jour are from sunset at Swansea Bay, with a few small waves being enjoyed by a handful of surfers; the sea wall providing the only shelter from the strong easterly winds.