First Light, Paternoster

I wrote in a previous post about fulfilling a long-standing wish of my mother’s, to visit the little fishing village of Paternoster, on the Cape West Coast: most of the time was family time, an extended celebration of her 87th birthday, but on the last morning I made sure I had some time for myself.

I rose early, at 05:00, and let myself out before dawn, and headed down to the beach. It had been raining, and the tide was out; the skies were cloudy and grey, and the dawn broke only weakly through. Here is a first series of images – the sweep of the beach, the distant cottages, the light almost monochromatic except where it is suffused with soft yellows and pinks.

5 responses to “First Light, Paternoster”

  1. Beautiful images, and apparently not interrupted by hysterical baboons! (Never did get those shots.)

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  2. […] Paternoster – the beach at dawn. Here is further series of images of the West Coast fishing village and holiday resort, as the sun rises inland and reaches toward the sea. […]

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  3. […] wrap up the series on Paternoster, here is the first photograph I took, around 5.30 that morning, on my way to the beach: a row of […]

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  4. […] then, from Paternoster, and back to Spain: Ronda, to be precise. Retracing our steps for the next couple of posts, to pick […]

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