This was taken a little before lunchtime on the 6th January just as the swell from the Hercules Storm was arriving at Sandymouth.
The path to the beach descends through a defile which creates a natural wind tunnel at the best of times. On this day continuous onslaught of spray and spume greeted me so I soon retreated to the cliffs above.
Conditions up here were just as trying but at least I wasn’t getting as wet. I had to climb down the cliff a little to get this shot as I couldn’t set the tripod up on top of the cliff for the long exposure; it would simply have gone over the edge in the storm force winds.
Sandymouth is my favourite beach in our area and a visit there rarely fails in delivering an interesting image or two.