Saturday, 7 November 2015

Sark (part one)

After two days of wall-to-wall Lightroom and Photoshop workshops on Thursday and Friday respectively, Saturday was a photographic outing to the beautiful island of Sark.  Because the 10:00 ferry was fully booked, we opted for the 08:00 sailing instead.  This turned out to be a cunning plan, as the weather was reasonable during the early part of the day.

When the going gets tough, the tough have breakfast.  Actually this was second breakfast, as some of us had grabbed a bacon butty (or even a "Full English") at a cafe in St Peter Port harbour before setting off.  By now the sun had gone in, but the parasols were doing a fine job of keeping the rain off our camera gear.

One of the shops in "The Village" was displaying an assortment of top hats in a variety of colours.  Perhaps they're for the tourists, as I can't for the life of me imagine why the locals would want one.

The rain had started in earnest now, so we decided to shelter in St Peter's Church.  Rather stupidly, in an attempt to travel light I had decided to leave my tripod at home.  Bad move, but I still managed to get a few shots of the interior.

This is Carol, very generously sharing her bean bag with those of us who were less well prepared.

The rain eventually eased off, so we started to go for a walk around the island.  The final picture of this set is Sark's prison - with a bicycle for scale.