Sunday, 22 May 2011

No Oysters

No Oysters, originally uploaded by julian sawyer.

I spent quite a while trying to get close to this Oyster Catcher that, in turn spent quite a while hopping along the rocks looking for food.
We were at Peveril Point, perched on the rock formations caused when the African continent collided with Europe and sent out ripples (this was at the same time as the Alps were formed, so I suppose we were quite lucky). These ripples stretch out to sea and churn up the water rather nicely, but you have to keep a close eye on the tide.

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