I’m sure there’s probably a photo challenge that would encompass these pictures …
But I am posting them just because …
I went on a “Sun holiday” last week.
For those who aren’t British, a Sun holiday involves collecting tokens from one of our major newspapers, and receiving a very cheap holiday in return. I took my son and his friend to a caravan site next to the beach in Rhyl, Wales. The weather wasn’t being kind, and frankly, it pissed down for the first day and night. Add to that, my son’s little friend was quite ill for the first couple of days and it didn’t give us a promising start …
But things picked up. The boys made some friends, and I was able to wander a little bit on my own with my camera. On day two, the sun came out from behind the clouds long enough to dry the camp a bit and give us an opportunity to go to the beach.
The tide at Rhyl is waaay out during the day – but it gave me a chance to take some pictures of interesting things that would otherwise be consumed by the sea. I expect I’ll share a few pictures as the days go on.
But in the evening, the tide came in … and the previously rubbish weather allowed for a rather excellent sunset through a cloud-speckled sky. The beach is bordered by piles of hundreds of colossal rocks that, I assume, have been placed there by man to protect the neighbouring land from the sea. On this particular evening, I sat on one of these boulders for ages and watched the sun go down directly behind a large offshore wind farm.
You’ll need to click on the pictures to get a clearer view.
Probably the only peaceful time I experienced during the entire trip ….
Watched the birds in flight ….
…. and generally watched the sun go down.
© Alice through the Macro Lens