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Coromandel Paradise

By Guernseydan  
A little story........

While in Coromandel I obviously, at all costs, had to get to Cathedral Cove early to enjoy the best light and quiet conditions. The problem was the tide was a high spring at 6am during my short stay there and blocks all access through the cave exit and into the cove. So at 6pm the previous evening I tested the water (so to speak!) and decided I could get through the next morning without getting wet.....if I was quick!

So 5:45am comes around, I have just shot a few frames in the adjacent cove and I am now fronted with a fairly large swell washing against the cave exit and the timing of my run was crucial! I made it (obviously!) but soon after I realised I wasn't going anywhere for a while!

So there I was, stuck for over 4 hours, alone in Cathedral Cove until 10am when the tide was low enough for me to get back through! And for that reason it was possibly one of the most memorable moments of my life as it really did, for those few hours, feel like MY tropical long as I ignored the tourists at the cave looking at me with confused faces as to how I got through!! Smile

This shot reflects my feeling of tranquility and isolation. As you look back up the beach toward the cave, with the strong early morning sunlight making the sand and surroundings so golden and not a soul in sight.....sheer heaven. A moment I will never forget.

Thanks for looking


Tags: Landscape and travel

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BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
28 Oct 2008 9:16AM
Glorious, Dan.
Good tale, too!. Glad you lived to tell it!

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jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
28 Oct 2008 9:19AM
That sounds and looks like a fantastic place to be alone, who could ask for a better place. Great capture, love how warm it looks.
tsmith 9 England
28 Oct 2008 9:51AM
Oh what a lovely shot, love the light. Tracy
Kris76 11 Canada
28 Oct 2008 11:40AM
Looks like a geat place. Nice shot.
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
28 Oct 2008 12:12PM
Love the light and detail Dan great shot

3 Nov 2008 2:15PM
Hi Dan, That is great...Dimitre

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