Monthly Archives: March 2014

storm over the rock

Storm Over The Rock

my return drive from san francisco to los angeles started out as a rainy, misty, grey and miserable day. it seemed as though i was outrunning the weather i was trying to leave behind… alas, it did catch up to me eventually, but not before i got this wonderful shot of the storm over morro bay.

morro rock, the extinct volcano peak, “… was first charted in 1542 by portuguese explorer juan rodriguez cabrillo, who called it el morro, the spanish geographical term for a crown-shaped rock or hill…” (from wikipedia)

this photograph can be found in the following galleries: skyscapes 1 and waterscapes

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the islands

The Islands

goat island and little tobago beyond. photographed from a parquette in speyside, tobago at sunrise.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

 

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where the oceans meet

Where The Oceans Meet

the st. giles islands off the tip of tobago is roughly where the atlantic ocean meets the caribbean sea. the waters are rough, but a boat ride to get up close is exhilarating! the leftmost island (or rock) is nicknamed london bridge; it is quite simply an outcrop with an arch through the middle. this scene was photographed from atop flagstaff hill around charlotteville, tobago.

so… on our second last day in tobago, we chartered a boat to take us from batteaux bay around to pirate’s bay. little did we know that we would be in for the ride of our lives! as mentioned above, the waters are their roughest around the end of the year (we were there from christmas eve to new year’s day). we were brought up close to the main island where we witnessed thousands of birds flying around – it is a bird sanctuary and is uninhabited. next was witnessing the water rush through the aforementioned london bridge. we then saw dolphins swimming around us, as we made our way to pirate’s bay. alas, photographing during this boat ride yielded nothing useable, as we were quite literally being tossed around on a small 20′ diving boat. but trust me when i tell you it was a ride i won’t soon forget!

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big sur coastline

Big Sur Coastline

one of my favourite places in the world to photograph: the california coast. here we are approaching the big creek bridge along the pacific coast highway in california, en route to san francisco.

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l’indépendant

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a leaning coconut tree photographed shortly after sunrise on the shores of tyrell bay in tobago.

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windward view

Hilltop View

windward road, the main road on tobago’s south coast eventually leads to the village of speyside and beyond from the capital of scarborough. on the approach into the village is a gradual descent to sea level – this was photographed from a point on that descent. in view are the village, tyrell bay, goat island and little tobago on a beautiful cloud-filled morning.

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craig hall waterfall

Craig Hall Waterfall

it’s hard to get lost in tobago, but you can definitely get misplaced… such was the case when i was attempting to reach our accommodations using the leeward side (north coast) of the island. thinking that i had it figured out, i pressed on hoping for a late afternoon drive back to our hotel room in speyside using the northside road. it did not pan out and ultimately we ended up at our destination using the windward road along the south coast. we did however stumble upon these lovely waterfalls just outside the village of mason hall: craig hall waterfall.

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from the officers’ quarters

From The Officers' Quarters

the lighthouse at fort king george in scarborough, tobago, through a series of arches from the officers’ quarters.

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