Day 329 – The Long Walk…

With the tide a long way out, this lone surfboarder had a long walk back across an empty beach. On a wet Monday in late November he didn’t have any company in the sea at Fistral Beach, Newquay.

Surfboarder, Newquay – iPhone

Day 328 – The Best Camera…

… is the one you have with you. A little bit of sun in an otherwise grey day, just as we arrived at Watergate Bay. No time to get the Sony camera out, so a grab shot with the iPhone. A few seconds later the light had gone for the day…

Watergate Bay – iPhone

Day 259 – All At Sea…

This is one of my favourite places – Penmon Point on Anglesey. Approached down a long and narrow toll road just outside Beaumaris, it has a stony beach, a couple of fisherman’s cottages, a quaint little cafe, and of course this lighthouse. At low tide you can get right to the base of the lighthouse, but at other times the waves make for great long exposure photos.

Penmon Lighthouse – iPhone XR

Day 197 – High & Dry…

This spot, Meols, on the Wirral Peninsula, is the closest sea to us. It’s about 75 miles away, or an hour and a quarter by car. I’d seen photos of the boats stranded there at low tide, but hadn’t realized that what looks like a sandy beach is actually rather nasty black sludge, definitely not for walking on! So the only photo I could take was from the concrete slipway, but at least the sunset was good…

Boats at low tide, Meols – SonyA7iii & 35mm

Day 179 – Sad To Leave…

After a brilliant week here, exploring the Wild Atlantic Way, we will indeed be sad to move on. We have seen some beautiful scenery and fabulous beaches… So onwards tomorrow, and northwards towards the Giants Causeway and the whiskey that is Bushmills!

Clifden Bay – iPhone XR

Day 175 – Anchor Beach…

Near Cleggan, in Connemara, Ireland, this beautiful beach takes its name from an ancient anchor buried in the sand… It is believed to be from the 1000 ton 3 mast barque ‘Verity’, from Nova Scotia, that was wrecked in a storm in 1890.

Anchor Beach – SonyA7iii & 24-105mm