Big Storm Monday

When I was convinced that the storm really was on its way I booked a hotel in Lyme Regis, a lovely little town on the Dorset coast. My hotel was two minutes from the sea.

With my kit ready and alarm set I went to sleep dreaming of 20 foot waves crashing into the Cobb, as the local breakwater is called.  What a surprise, sure it was windy and yes the waves were bigger than the previous day but not spectacular.  The BBC weather people had got it wrong again!  It was only later when I turned on the radio in the car I learned that there was a storm, it just wasn’t in Lyme Regis.

After a hour on the coast watching a magnificent sunrise I hot-footed it to Kimmeridge Bay where I photographed the wind surfers.  Very exhilarating!

The first two shots were taken with the Nikon D800 with a 24-70 f2.8 lens.  The rest with the D7100 with the f4 200-400 zoom on a mono pod.