Gudrun

Gudrun

Posted on 01/18/2016


Photo taken on May 19, 2007

1/160 f/5.6 18.0 mm ISO 100

Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL

18.0-200.0 mm



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Lihou causeway (PiP)

Lihou causeway (PiP)
Lihou Island lies off Guernsey's west coast. It is connected to L'Erée headland (seen here with Fort Saumarez) via a causeway accessible at (very) low tide. It is essential to observe the causeway opening times to avoid getting stranded on Lihou, because once the water gets ankle high it is too dangerous to cross.

Inset photos:
View from L'Èrée towards Lihou
Life in the tide zone -orange: breadcrumb sponge (halichondria panicea) / dark red jelly blobs: beadlet anemone (actinia equina). The mauve stuff is an encrusting seaweed of the lithophyllum or lithothamnium species.

Izydor Mielnik, Buelipix, H.-Marie, LotharW and 22 other people have particularly liked this photo


40 comments - The latest ones
Annemarie
Annemarie
beautiful perspective
happy new week:)
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Annemarie
Many thanks, Annemarie, and a good week to you, too!
2 years ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Toller Blick in die Ferne. Mag solche Wege, die sich irgendwo im Bild verlieren sehr ! Wünsch dir eine schöne Woche !
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Ulrich John
Herzlichen Dank, Ulrich! Weiter vorne verliert sich der Weg komplett-an der Stelle mit der stärksten Strömung, da ist es immer nass;-)
2 years ago.
Graham Chance
Graham Chance
Excellent composition Gudrun. Lovely lead-in along the causeway.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Graham Chance
Thanks, Graham! The causeway meanders quite a bit:-)
2 years ago.
Nadine
Nadine
beau chemin de pierres, mais les algues envahissent les bas côtés
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Nadine
Merci, Nadine! There is quite a lot marine life - after all this area is more often under water than not with up to 15m difference between high and low tide....
2 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Magnificent shot!
Have a week of peace!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Helena Ferreira
Many thanks, Helena! Have a good week, too!
2 years ago.
Peter-52
Peter-52
schöne kleine Detailsammlung, gefällt mir !
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Peter-52
Besten Dank, Peter! Das macht tierisch Spass, in den Gezeitentümpeln rumzustochern:-) Leider muss man immer ein Auge auf die Uhr haben...
2 years ago.
Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Beautiful and quietly dramatic photograph !
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Pachelbel Canon
Thanks a lot, David! The crossing is fun though the causeway is not everywhere as good as here.
2 years ago.
uwschu
uwschu
Interessant sicher auch, was das Meer dort alles anlandet.
VG, Uwe
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to uwschu
Schönen Dank, Uwe! Das macht total Spass, wenn man Steine umdreht, sieht man auch mal Krebse:-)
2 years ago.
Ewald
Ewald
Wunderbare Bilder.Toll!!!!***
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Ewald
Herzlichen Dank, Ewald!
2 years ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
tolle Bilder
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Schussentäler
Danke vielmals, Reinhard!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully composed; like the PiP's !!
Congrats on Explore.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thank you, Jaap! The PiPs show the fun you can have there;-)
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifique et remarquable série ....
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Malik Raoulda
Merci beaucoup, Malik!
2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Beautiful images. The orange breadcrumb sponge is certainly vivid.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to tiabunna
Thank you so much, George! They come in a range of colours, some are greenish and look very slimy;-)
2 years ago.
Berny
Berny
Schöne Details......guter Tipp - da war ich auch noch nie!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Berny
Besten Dank, Berny! Lohnt sich- 15m Tidenhub, interessante Küste, jede Menge Beton vom Atlantikwall....
2 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
The causeway has a line that rememinds me of Sagres. Good picture.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to J. Gafarot
Thank you, Jose! It is built that it isn't immediately washed away but they still need to do a lot of repairs;-)
2 years ago.
menonfire
menonfire
Was für irre Farben diese Schwämme haben, klasse auch der Weg zum Leuchtturm Gudrun !
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to menonfire
Schönen Dank, Maik! Die haben geleuchtet, aber sie sehen ziemlich unappetitlich aus;-)
Der Leuchtturm ist übrigens ein napoleanischer Wachturm, auf den die Deutschen im Krieg draufgebaut haben (die Kanalinseln waren Teil des Atlantikwalls)
2 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
fantastic path, those stones that makes the road looks so old !!!! Just made for a victorian carriage !
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Nylonbleu
Merci, Isabelle! Actually this is comparatively new though the stones themselves are older. The water washes away bits of the causeway all the time so they have to keep repairing it.
Your victorian carriage would get stuck further on, there are some sandy bits where the current is strongest and they are always wet....
2 years ago.
Nylonbleu has replied to Gudrun
Oh so bad..... so no dickensians there...... dommage !!!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Nylonbleu
But plenty of today's Brits;-)
2 years ago.
LotharW
LotharW
Was sind denn das für Flechten(?) schön bunt!!!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to LotharW
Vielen Dank, Lothar! Das orangerote ist ein Schwamm, das fliederfarbene eine Alge:-) Ich hatte mir vor Ort ein kleines Büchlein dazu gekauft;-)
2 years ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Like the hike to Dungeness Spit lighthouse off the Strait of Juan de Fuca--better check the tide tables first! ;)
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to slgwv
Absolutely, with spring tides up to 15m high this is a must;-) Sometimes the causeway is closed for days on end...
2 years ago.