One of the things I like about this new blog theme is the ability to show my photographs at 1200 pixels wide. As far as I am aware this is the only free theme on WordPress that allows this generous amount of display size.
Which means you get to see my photographs in greater detail.
Anyway this is Saint Cwyfan’s, otherwise known as the “Church In The Sea”. Located on the small tidal island of Cribinau, you can only visit the church when the tide is out. Once that tide starts to come in, you’ve got to move. Don’t be caught out as it covers the causeway to the island extremely fast.
I visited Cribinau with Adrian Evans during the week. Having done our prep before visiting Cribinau we were aware high tide was around 1213 pm. But that’s when the tide is fully in. In tidal locations you have to take into account some time before this to make sure you safely get back on to dry land and not get cut off by the incoming tide. For instance this photograph was taken at 0955 am, a good two hours before high tide. As you can see parts of the causeway are already covered and the tide is creeping in behind Adrian. Our planning had taken this into account, we were able to visit the island, take some photographs and retreat before the tide covered the causeway. Whilst Adrian was concentrating on getting a long exposure, I “snapped” this quick one, but mainly I was watching the incoming sea and updating him on what was happening. That’s why it’s best to visit locations like this in pairs. It’s all too easy to get caught up in taking the shot that you forget to look behind you
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