To Bryher and back

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

No fancy outfits and no proper photo shoot today. Instead I've had a day off work which tied in perfectly with a big low tide at lunchtime. I could have stayed home to catch up on the laundry, the bills, the cleaning, blah, blah, blah, but off I went to walk to Bryher and back. This trip would normally entail a three minute boat ride each way, instead today the boat channel was nearly dry and became a veritable thoroughfare with holidaymakers and locals enjoying the novelty of the occasion.


The pilgrimage starts here as we head towards Samson on the left and Bryher on the right.


A couple of sailing boats are left high and dry on this huge tide. 



These guys are all prepared to paddle back to Bryher when the tide floods later today.












My photos were taken by friends and acquaintances I met mid-channel.





This little crab gave me the evil eye, just in case I tried to invade his territory.
















This Frenchman was catching shrimps on the low tide. Makes for a tasty meal!



Looking inland to New Grimsby bay. In the centre of the shot is the gap in the wall where we do my photo shoots in the morning. Where I stand now is the backdrop to these.




Home again.


I'm never happier than when I'm by the sea. I'm an Aquarius and water seems to be home to me - swimming, pottering about in rock pools, bobbing about in our little boat - it's always so therapeutic, so relaxing and totally absorbing. I'm so fortunate to have always lived by the sea and couldn't imagine living anywhere else, and hopefully I won't ever have to. I hope you've enjoyed this small interlude, my away day which is only a stone's throw from my house.
Anna x

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  1. I walked as a child to st Michael's mount, few years back we went with the boat. It's amazing, but isn't everything near the sea!

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    1. I've been to St Michael's Mount once myself for a day's painting with an artist friend. The weather was glorious - we went across by boat and then walked back across the causeway, which was a very similar idea to here.

      Anna x

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  2. How amazing to have all this at your doorstep (says the woman who also lives merely a few blocks from the sea!). I love all the sea creatures. Thank you so much for showing off your part of the world, Anna!

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    1. Nature is right on all of our doorsteps, we just have to take the time out to enjoy it.

      Anna x

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  3. One of the most unique hiking experiences ever! My favorite part is seeing all of the wildlife and I couldn't help but be concerned for their survival while out of water as well! Your beautiful island home just keeps on giving Anna! Thank you for sharing it with us. The tiny spot where you do so many of your photos was so cool to see from this out at sea perspective! You provide that intimate point of view that make your island home come to life in a such special way!!

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    1. Thanks so much Jude. Sometimes life just rolls me along and never more so than the summer weeks when long hours and lots of shows keep me uber busy. It was a great escape for me and just begging to be photographed on this idyllic day. It's a pleasure to share it and a joy to have your response!

      Anna x

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    1. Everyone loves this novel experience - it's quite surreal when you consider that six hours later the whole area is flooded with boats racing back and forth where we were all crossing.

      Anna x

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  5. Oh my goodness, you saw so many creatures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is such an amazing experience to see this and everyone involved in the pilgrimage!

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    1. Kezzie, perhaps you need to arrange a visit to coincide with this big tide event next time?

      Anna x

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