Bermuda: Photos of the week ending Oct 5th 2013
Spanish Point Park.
I had an hour to kill on Monday morning, and it was an extremely calm yet dark morning. It had rained earlier, there were still clouds overhead and it threatened to rain again. But I was in the mood to shoot and was not to be deterred. I just needed a good spot.
There was something oddly powerful about the mood in the air despite the calm air and I happen to like it when it is both overcast and moody at the same time and figured I'd get lucky with one of the small bays with boats to get some equally moody shots in the calm. The closest of such inland waters to me at the time was Spanish Point Park, so off I headed in full rain gear.
Ripples in the water were not caused by the wind; there was none. Small fish, most likely fry were being chased by slightly larger fish as well as a rather large heron flying overhead then later, walking through the shallows.
Just around the point, the heron landed and was using his beady eyes to look for his next meal. The fry kept swimming right up to the area he was sitting in, next to the old rusted out barges. While he was catching his breakfast, another pesky bird kept flying in to try his luck on stealing the catch, to no avail.
Spanish Point Park is beautiful on a sunny day and on the North Shore side of the park there are a few small, calm beaches in shallow water that are great for small kids to splash around in. But even when the weather does not appear to be all that great, the area is still beautiful in it's own right. Be sure to take a visit, no matter the weather.
I happen to be there that week (9/23-10/4) and experienced the rain first hand but had no problem enjoying myself and my camera found plenty to shoot as well. These are extraordinary; the first being my favorite. Have not been to Spanish Point in quite some time. I can see it's time to return.
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