I went for a long walk along the Boulder Bank this afternoon. I was hoping to do some kite aerial photography of the lighthouse but by the time I had walked two hours along the rocks to get there, the skies had gone from blue to grey and the wind was too strong for me to risk putting up a kite. I took a few shots from the ground then began to leg it back along the breakwater. By the time I was halfway home the rain was coming in harder than I think I've ever seen before. It was bouncing off the rocks so hard it formed an errie looking mist two feet deep. I tramped for an hour and a half through it with a 16 foot kite drapped over myself and a rubbish bag over my back pack. A refreshing afternoon out. I will certainly have to return when the weather is more favourable.
The tree in the picture above is a KAP subject just waiting for a photographer. The King Shags roosting in the branches are only part of its attraction. There is a strange ring of bright orange lichen surronding the tree. In the photo from the ground you can only see part of the ring but is goes around the whole tree in almost a perfect circle. The orange growth does not grow at all directly under the tree but rather starts aburptly several feet from the reach of its branches, and forms a ring several feet across fading in concentration away from the tree. A photo looking directly down from above the tree should look interesting. I will be back, but in the mean time here's a shot of the lighthouse. I was two hours walk away from shelter when I took this and it was just beginning to rain...