The day's end - a glass of... by candlelight. On a beach.  Even in Autumn on the Isle of Wight.

At The End Of The Day on a Beach

Sundown in Sandown on the beach. A bottle of cider and a glass of wine by candle light.

It had been a long day, finally coming to an end. Driving from London, waiting for the ferry, then finding our way down the Isle of Wight.

After we checked in to our BnB, we made our way down to the beach around sunset. A cool autumn day with a bit of a breeze, it was still warm enough to just chill out on the beach with a couple of glasses before we found some dinner.

One of first "adventures", in 2014, we had spent a few days in London exploring Camden Market and the poppies at the Tower of London, before making our way to the Isle of Wight.

See more from that Isle of Wight trip here.

Visiting the Isle of Wight is most easily done by driving to Plymouth or Southapton and catching the ferry across the Solent.

We stayed at a B n B in Sandown, which gave reasonable access to the beach, and formed a good base to explore the island.

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Sundowners on Sandown Beach at sunset in autumn.

Oia Donkeys

  Oia. Beautiful white buildings, blue seas, fantastic views. And donkeys.
Arrive at Oia by boat and you have two simple choices – ride a donkey to the top of the cliff or take on a vary steep walk up the cliff path.
Here, the donkeys are heading home as the day heads towards sunset. from 500px Oia Donkeys
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Little Crab on the Beach at Vilanculos

Little Crab on the Beach

A little crab coming out of his hole on the beach. As you walk along a secluded beach at low tide little mounds of sand next to a hole seem to be all over the place. Many of these are made by little crabs which have been hiding in their burrows during the higher water. Once the surface sand is dry they pop out and go foarging, always with an eye out for danger. Move too close and they will scurry back into their holes.

Photo Notes

The Little Crab was captured on the beach at Vilanculos, Mozambique.

Travelling light (more or less), as we were leaving for an island trip, I had the Canon EOS 60D with the EF 70-300 zoom. These were shot by simply setting the lens at closest focus and moving until the crab was in focus. Hence the short depth of field. All at f/8 1/500 ISO100. These were edited online in Google Photos.

 

Breaking waves and ships near Durban

Breaking Waves and Ships

Breaking waves and ships on the horizon at Umhlanga

Breaking Waves and Ships

Here’s another take on the Breaking Waves post. This time the breaking waves and ships, which are visible on the horizon.

Umhlanga is close enough to Durban so that there is often shipping on the horizon waiting to enter Durban Harbour Nothing like just sitting on a beach watching the waves break, watching the ships on the horizon. Where have the ships been? Where are they going?
They don’t look big, but the force of waves and the backwash are strong.
Umhlanga, kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Photography Notes

Cropping a photo is an old photography technique, just made simpler by digital photography. On the other side of the coin, which crop do we want to display. i couldn’t decide, so I posted both.

Tenby in Pembrokeshire, Wales under clouds

Tenby Under Clouds / 500px

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Tenby in Pembrokeshire

Tenby in Pembrokeshire is perhaps my favourite seaside holiday spot in the UK. It’s one of those places where you can choose central accommodation, park the car and walk to the beautiful beaches and some great restaurants. on this particular trip we took a boat across to Caldey Island. On the way we were presented with this picture. Good Memories.

Waiting for a bite. Fishing on the beach at Umhlanga Rocks.

Waiting for a Bite

A fisherman’s rod propped in the sand at Umhlanga, waiting for a bite.Gone fishing. A fisherman’s rod standing in the sand waiting for a bite. Ships on the horizon queue to get into Durban harbour. Incredible light on the whole scene as the sun attempts to get through the cloud cover.

Photos from our Durban Trip, 2016.

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