Friday, 12 December 2014

Bedruthan Steps pt2 Amazing Beach 17th July 2014

We are at Bedruthan Steps and now the tide has turned and is exposing the sand we can get down onto the beach , its only 90 steps down :)

                       This is the first of the many separate bays on this beach , truly amazing!

 a 26 second  long exposure as the tide is receding over the rocks

                                                    A phone panorama shot  of the first bay :)

                                      The beasts are wasting no time getting wet  haha

          another long exposure giving silky smooth misty wave motion.  just 15 seconds needed.

 the tide is going out slowly , but i want to get through to the next cove  so decide to go through the tunnel as the water is still too deep to wade around............

 On with my shoes to walk through the dark tunnel , i unfortunately didn't notice the big deep pool which i have just walked straight into!!!!!!!!  Arghhhhhhhhhh   wet shoes.

             Emerging the other side and having to scramble over huge boulders this is the view i get!

 Walking around the rocks to see if i can see Jan  ,Chester has already swam around ,but i spot Jan waving her arms for some reason!  i cant see Mollster,   O Dear  there she is!   perched on a rock way above the receding sea level. Chester had swum around and Molly followed part of the way but the deep water frightened her and she is clinging to the rocks above the water now!

                                  Poor Mollster!!!   Jan is calling her to jump and swim

                         She has dived in and is swimming towards Chester and Jan now  Awwww :(

                                                            Almost across now Mol :)

                   That was so funny!       poor Mol, must have been frightening for her!

                       Walking across the beautiful sand now , with crystal clear water :)  

Wonderful rock formations all along the coastline here , as the tide is receding we can get further out around the various rocky peninsulas  to separate small bays.

                             Love this one , shallow water receding in a long exposure image.

The further out we walk the sand has numerous depressions and Chester has just ran into a deep one at quite a fast speed and come to an abrupt halt almost up to his chest in one. Ooops
                                                Now Jan has just sank into one  Haha :)

                                                                     Stunning views :)

All the depressions in the sand are clearly visible in this section of beach , the tide is well out now and the top end of the beach is getting quite busy with people now.

                         They are having a great time in the pools and shallow tidal areas

                                                              Chester's swimming :D

                                        Now he is hiding from Mol with the ball   haha

                                                   a very wet "Bodmin Beasts"   hehe

Having walked all the way back i take a shot looking towards the next beach , but it is extremely difficult to clamber over all the huge rocks to get there so we decide to head back up the steps now, its been a long day.

                       Looks like these steps have taken quite a battering in last winters storms!

                                         Looking down from the top  , an amazing beach.

             Back at the car now after a very long tiring day , look at the "Bodmin Beasts"     o dear !

back to the caravan now and later ..........................................

as the evening clouds drew in the thunder started , and the lightning show across from Bodmin moor to the coast to the left of us was amazing ,  it went on for over 3 hours :)
i set up the tripod outside and shot multiple frames which i have merged together into these two images .

                                 the sharp edges of cloud above the lightning very stunning!

                        What an amazing light show , pity i didn't get the camera out sooner!

                                             Its been a superb day , one to remember :)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Bedruthan Steps Cornwall july 17th 2014 pt1

Today the weather looks a bit iffy but is supposed to brighten up to blue sky after about 11 oclock , so we are going to Bedruthan Steps for the day.
Its just up the coast past Morgan Porth , about 25 minutes drive. 

Arriving at the national trust car park its a bit dull and cloudy, but warm ,so we follow one of the many paths down to Carnewas point and then head right towards the Viewing point overlooking Bedruthan Steps.  
 i take this 60 second exposure image with a 10 stop nd filter to smooth out the sea :) 

 and 30 second exposure.

We are going to walk right down to just past the last part of the steps , the tide will hopefully be out far enough to get down on to the beach by then :)

This is an extremely dangerous area of coastline , only one way down,  90 steps to the beach and is very easy to get cut off by incoming tide.      its high tide now so perfect timing .

                           The tide is still in "Bodmin Beasts" , so you will have to wait!  lol

 About half way along the path i have shot this stunning view with all the wild flowers on the cliffs , its brightening up and blue sky is on its way now :D

 At the far end now looking back across all the individual bays along the Steps  , all are cut off by the tide from each other , the only way down is where we have just walked from.

                                                                            Posing time :)

                                              Another long exposure image   30 seconds f18

                                                     Glorious view in the hot sun now :)

Part 2 to follow after we had a bite to eat where i shot this image of a strange creature under the table in the cafe :D
                                                     Chester is sitting on/over  Mollster :)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Where is Doc Martin? a visit to Port Isaac july 2014

Today we are going to visit tvs" Doc Martin" s village , the fictional  Port Wen  which is in fact  "Port Isaac".  its a beautiful warm sunny day here in Cornwall :)   there is a main car park at the top of the hill above the village (a long walk) But i noticed on the map a smaller car park around the headland towards Port Gavern which is only a short walk around the coastal path.  Having managed to get one of the last spaces Phew!   we are walking around this stunning coastline and getting very warm .

                            The outer breakwater is in view now as we come around to the bay

  We get our first view of the village ,  i can see Doc Martins house and Bert Large's cafe from here :)

Walking down the steep main road towards the quay side, the school house from the tv series is on the right , its a very small village and all the locations used for filming are quite close together and not where they appear in the program.

A great view from here , the Doctors house/surgery is the brown building up to the right hand side up the steep hill and Larges cafe is the lower white building just right of centre.  watching the tv series you have no idea the layout of the actual village!

          Walking into the centre of town it is very busy, everyone is talking about Doc Martin :)
                        this is the Pharmacy/chemist  , which is a gift shop in actual fact  lol

                                           Now heading towards the hill across the bay .

    This is the hill going up to Larges cafe which is on the right ( all boarded up so not in use)  and the Doctors house on the left hand side.

                                                            Doc Martins house :D

                       it all looks so different than i imagined , a panorama of the village

             heading up the hill side to give the dogs a walk  , it really is a beautiful location 

                                                       Superb views from up here

                                                   Back to the narrow streets now

                                      Sorry Mol   no dogs allowed on this beach !  off lead

                                              A good view of  Bert Large's cafe lower left

                                                                         Posing time :)

                              A last view before we make our way up and find a chippy :D

                  We are now going to head towards Port Gavern to give the dogs a swim :)

                                    Just a few minutes walk to the very small Port Gavern

                  All the above images are take on my phone, all camera images have been lost !

                                                       Straight in  "The Bodnin Beasts"

                                     Doggy fun in the sea shot mainly with 100 -400 lens

           On our way back to the car , the red flowers of crocosmia brighten up the coastline :)

                                                                  Posing again Mollster :)

                                            The end of another great day in Cornwall

                                    still cant find the camera images from port isaac :(