This week I have the huge honour of presenting another piece on the BBC’s Weatherman Walking. This time it’s all about shipwrecks of the Glamorgan Coast.
As you may know from other blog posts I have posted, I love boats and I love the sea. My husband and I even arrived at our wedding reception by boat (with me in purple wellies under my wedding dress!). See http://idigarchaeology.co.uk/world-war-iis-best-kept-secret/ and http://idigarchaeology.co.uk/the-great-storm/ for example!
Learning about shipwrecks is so fascinating, but of course, when you come down to it, incredibly sad. Many lives were lost. But I’m glad to say that some fascinating stories of amazing skills, community spirit, luck and heroism often come alongside the stories of tragedy.
Tune in to BBC One Wales at 7.30pm on Friday to hear more about some of these stories on Weatherman Walking, all filmed last autumn. Plus learn about some fascinating secrets rediscovered through excavation, as well as following Derek’s journey along the Wales Coast Path from St Donats to Dunraven Bay.
You can also see Weatherman Walking episode 5 here, in case you miss it live or live outside of Wales: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hmss