Another early morning. Today we went back to Green point, where we had been the previous evening.
Natalie lent me her fish-eye lens (ultra wide angle lens) which was fun to try out.
Georgia photographing beside the cliffs. You get an idea of just how large these cliffs are.
|A very close up of the actual rocks. Great texture and colours in these rocks.|
Rick photographing the beach.
This photo was taken just before walking down to the SS Ethie Beach where we spent the afternoon.
|Patterns of rocks on the beach.|
It was a great beach to explore. It was a bit tricky getting close to the water as the rocks were very slippery. One of the members of the group did fall in the water but fortunately there was no harm done except for some wet clothes. This beach was all about the rocks!
A close up view of the textures and colors of the rocks.
There were huge boulders on this beach.
This photo shows the rusty remains of the SS Ethie at Martin's Point between Cow's Head and Bonne Bay. Its amazing that some of the boat still remains. The story is that the boat was tossed by hurricane-ravaged waters until it ran aground in 1919 and threatened to burst into flames. There were a few heroic fishermen and a dog onshore desperately trying to save passengers and crew. There was also a tale of a daring rescue of a baby stashed in an old mailbag dangling from a rope high above the raging sea. Folk songs have been written about the tale, including "The Wreck of the Ethie".
If you came on this trip, you had better enjoy taking photographs of rocks- fortunately I enjoyed it.
For something different, a closeup photograph of a tree on the beach.