Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dyer's Bay

We managed a couple of days up at the trailer a couple of weeks ago, and one day drove out to see the shoreline at Dyer's Bay, and the lighthouse at Cabot Head beyond it (the distant cliff below).  It was one of those perfect Georgian Bay days - a breeze bringing the waves onshore out of dark blue water, under a clear blue sky.

Looking north there's a line of cottages along the shore, but a several kilometre undeveloped shore beyond that to the northeast.

I find waves rolling in on the beach mesmerizing, and could have taken hundreds of pictures!

Looking south you can see the distant outline of Cape Chin, far to the south.

The waves just form never-ending patterns, the surf rolling repeatedly up on the gravel beach.

Because it's constantly changing, you can just keep taking pictures forever.

A telephoto view down the beach compresses the waves and gives a slightly different picture.

I'm trying another video.  In this one you can hear the waves rolling in.
I could listen to the sound of that surf forever too!

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  1. Good morning, beautiful images of the water and coastline. I love the sounds of the surf too. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Wonderful photos and video ! I to love the sound of the waves and watching the white caps form on each one . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  3. Just the right conditions to be out on the shore. Beautiful shots!

  4. Thanks for adding the video for my surf fix.

  5. I know what you mean about the hypnotising power of the waves on the photographer, in fact I was doing the very same thing earlier in the week. As for the sound of the waves, try pitching a tent near the beach - the sound will drive you crazy if you can't get to sleep!

  6. Beautiful beach scenes!
    Have a great week-end!

  7. Know what you mean by just wanting to take photos & photos & photos & photos:))

  8. A silly story: I returned to Montreal to once again become a university student when i was in my 50's. Living downtown was a bit of a shock, after having lived for three years in Nova Scotia on the edge of St. Margaret's Bay, where the waves lulled me to sleep. In Montreal, my 10th floor apartment was by a noisy autoroute, but lying in bed, looking up to the window, one saw only sky and seagulls. I came to realize that the sound of continual traffic and continual waves is not that different. For the rest of my time there, I imagined I was hearing waves and grew to love the sound of traffic :) Especially enjoyed your video.

  9. It's gorgeous! I love looking at the waves. :-)

  10. Such scenic views of those glorious rolling waves. And love all those rock shapes too.