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.
… 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…
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.
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…
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!
OK, so this is the quay at Roundstone in Connemara, but the mountains behind are known as the ‘Twelve Bens’ and are the highest mountains on the west coast of Ireland.
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.
These are the Cliffs of Moher, and pretty impressive too…. It’s a great sight, but incredibly busy, with thousands visiting every day. The central area has marked paths, and the cliff edges are fenced off, but further round, it is much more open, and we saw people perilously close to the edge!
Just love this row of colourful beach huts at Swanpool Beach, near Falmouth. Each is named after a type of fish. When we walked back a while later, several of them were open, spoiling the symmetry of the shot.
Kynance Cove, like many in Cornwall, has beautiful sandy beaches exposed at low tide. As the tide comes in though, parts of the beach are cut off, and people getting stranded and needing rescuing is a common occurrence.