Cardigan Bay is that large sweeping curve of the west coast of Wales, extending from Fishguard in the south to the tip of the Lleyn Peninsula in the north, facing defiantly out towards Ireland. The main centres of population are the towns of Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Barmouth and Porthmadog. The castle town of Harlech is also included, although strictly speaking, it is now some little way inland.
The 140 photographs in this book set out to capture the many moods of this coastline, sometimes busy with holiday-makers, sometimes remote and aloof. It was along this coastline that, many years ago, the Vikings came and plundered before some of them ended up settling here. Large estuaries combine with intimate little coves, all inextricably bound up with the sea.
Award-winning photographer Nick Jenkins has sought to portray this immense coastline in both its summer colours and in the rages of mid winter.