National Geographic : 1934 Mar
VAGABONDING IN ENGLAND 389 A COCKLE STRAINER MAKES A QUEER HAT A scraper, a basket, and a wire sifter comprise the equipment of these Welsh fisherfolk, on their way to seek the succulent little bivalve in Burry Inlet, south Wales. The ribbed shell of the cockle is somewhat heart-shaped, and it is found in shallow beds along sandy estuaries. Photographs by Robert Reid WELSH COTTAGERS ARE HOSPITABLE The night the author was lost in the hills of Wales he came upon a rude stone hut similar to this thatch-smothered farmhouse. Although the little home was too crowded to afford him shelter for the night, the family gladly allowed him to thaw out and offered him "plain tea," which includes bread, butter, and jam.