Photography: Guernsey Gallery 2003
I was lucky enough to be invited by a friend to spend Easter 2003 in Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands. We spent a mad weekend walking and climbing around up and down islands.
This photo shows the lighthouse in the Harbour of St. Peter Port, Guernsey. On this particular day, the weather was calming, but there was still a force 7 wind blowing on-shore. A number of seagulls were profiting from the wind to search for fish in the waters below, and I was fortunate enough to get this shot.
This view was taken from an islet, connected at low tide to the island of Herm. I was able to clamber down some rocks to a beach, and from there to the Islet. There was perhaps a force 8 gale blowing, and the waves were easily two meters high. From a vantage point a safe distance above the sea, I was able to snap this shot.
On the Sunday, in the afternoon, the wind had dropped and the sun had come out. After a drive around the Island, we came to a spot at the extreme Southwest of Guernsey, atop some impressive sea cliffs. We took the opportunity to clamber down the cliffs. This photo was taken on the way down.
On the same drive, we stopped for ice cream at a small car park, and I took this shot looking Southwest over the beach and out to sea.
The following four photos were taken on Herm. Despite the deceptively sunny conditions, the wind was bitter, and had whipped the sea into a frenzy.