Taken last week when 60mph winds, and high tides, hit the coast. High tide was due at 10.12am, so myself and my camera arrived at the beach about 10am. The sea had already covered the road so I had to go via the dunes. The sea looked beautiful, but violent, with huge waves hitting the prom. I moved closer, I wanted to get the best shots I could. The environment folks were in situ, and one shouted out “Come away from there you silly woman”……..me?, silly? how very dare he. I kept having to jump back to avoid the waves, but then I saw the big one approaching, and it only takes seconds. I had difficulty keeping upright in the howling wind, so just kept my finger on the shutter, then turned my back on the wave, wrapped my arms round the camera to shield it from getting wet. The wave hit me like a brick wall, and it hurt like hell, I was completely enveloped by it. But I got the shot.
Don’t try this at home, it hurts a bit.