Once the sun had fully risen and my position was no longer good enough for photography, I moved myself down on to the beach. By this time the tide had gone out a lot more and it allowed me to shoot more angles and different styles, none with any success. Then, out of nowhere, along came some surfers! Yes, surfers! Now I’ve never had the opportunity to shoot surfing, action shots so this was fun and kept me alert for the time being. Watching dog walkers come and go and the surfers falling off their boards rather than riding “knarly” waves. It was bliss! And really worth travelling the distance just to sit by a gorgeous beach at sunrise, with stunning views and crisp clean air.
But it was time for me to make my way back home. I knew there was no way I was going to be safe to drive all the way back with that little sleep and I love what I could see of the light house back at Trevose Head. So I made the decision to travel the north of the Cornish coast and back to where I was only a matter of hours before. I was certainly not disappointed when I arrived. On my travels, the sun had broken free of the bad weather and eliminated any cloud that got in it’s way. Temperatures had risen dramatically and my spirits were lifted… a little.
Exchanging a nice calmish breeze in St. Agnes with a belting costal wind at the light house, I braved the gales and headed down the slate cliffside for a better view of the light house. Careful not to allow the wind to take my camera and tripod away, I set my gear down and weighted it with my heavy bag just in case. Framed up and started taking photos. I knew what I wanted so I didn’t take long getting it but if you’re a photographer then you know, once you get what you came for there’s still a different shot to try before you go. Once my tiredness had kicked in again I trekked back to the car, cracked some windows and reclined the seat for a what I hoped would be a 1 hour power nap. I was that exhausted that the hour turned into two and a half hours. But well rested and ready to hit the road I set off for home.