Anse La Coite bay; Bequia

18th June 2013
Anse La Coite bay; Bequia

A long exposure shot of Anse La Coite bay, Bequia, with its rocky beach and cedar trees bent over in the high winds

One of the bays on Bequia that wasn't so easy to get to ... until that is, the Government have started to sell off the land surrounding the rocky bay and have put in a rough dirt road for the lorries and trucks to use, so that they can start building roads on the development,.

Its a rough and rocky bay, exposed to the winds being on the windward side of the island and the day I was there, it was blowing in excess of 30 knots. The bay has a rocky ledge or reef further out, so that the waves are breaking well out into the bay and rolling in spectacularly. The turquoise waters, rolling waves and rocky ledges make this one of the more interesting bays to visit and spend some time clambering over.

With the wind howling, the waves breaking and the spray getting everywhere, it was a day to be cleaning the lenses and filters after each shot, but I did managed to get a long exposure off looking out towards the southern edge of the bay. Using the Lee Big Stopper, this provided an exposure of 20 seconds to turn the rolling waves to mist across the rocks.

Due to the high winds on this side of the island, its interesting to see the Cedar trees, native here to Bequia, bent over and growing almost sideways across the hillside.

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