Dunworley beach in low tide
I went for another walk with my camera club friend some week ago, and this time we went to a lovely beach close to where I live. I’ve been there a long time ago, and only in rough weather so we didn’t stay long. This time the weather was perfect, a lovely sunshine, around 20C/68F, the last summerish day probably. We’ve had a lovely autumn so far, with some nice temperatures and just a fair amount of rain.
They had built a path to get down to the beach, or it’s possible that I simply haven’t seen it before. From what I remember, you had to climb on rocks to get down to the beach, and that’s why I’ve never gone down there. Now it was very accessible.
I’ve never thought much of a beach in low tide. How pretty can it be, without waves? But, I soon realised how wrong I was. A beach is so much more than waves! With low tide, there are all sorts of textures, colours and shapes exposed, in the form of shells, seaweed, rocks, and so on. I quite soon crawled on my knees to take photos. I couldn’t get enough of those shells! Are these mussles? I’m such a… well, at least not a person who knows everything about the sea, although I’m happy to learn, bot because I love the sea and that I now live near the sea.
There was a cave in one of the cliffs. You could walk into it because the tide was low, and I couldn’t resist although it was terrifying. I walked in there and took some photos, and when I came to the end of it, it appeared like you could go even deeper, but that’s totally not my thing! I’m happy I saw some of it though.
When I came out, I met a man who was going for a swim. He told me that last year, a woman was caught in this cave when the tide came back in, and she had to be rescued from that hole in the “roof”. How horrible!
This is another area of the beach, that is quite lovely too.
We had such a nice afternoon here, with lots of chats about fun and less fun things – our walks are so therapeutic! One thing we both realised afterwards was how we went “aaww” about everything and we shot like 200 photos of rocks, but when we came home and put everything into the computer, they were all so boring! 😂 Well, at least I’m happy about my photos of seaweed and shells, mussels, or whatever they are…
I hope you are doing well and that you’ll have a good week ahead.