Today’s trip to Langstone Harbour started with the alarm clock going off at 5am on Saturday, a quick wash, cuppa tea, and the de-icing of my cars windscreen I head off to Langstone Harbour to capture a lovely sunrise!
Upon leaving home and drove down the A3 in low cloud, mist, fog whichever one you call it, I just kept thinking I hope this clears before I get to Langstone and sure enough, it did.
Arriving at Langstone just before 6am I managed to find a parking space within short walking distance of The Royal Oak Pub, and the Old Mill both of which are pictured in the above photo, but the bad news, I arrived to find a patch of low lying cloud which would end my chances of capturing the photograph I had in my Mind.
This cloud wasn’t to spoil my trip, with camera gear at the ready I head off out onto the mud flats, the same mud flats that I had spent a lot of my childhood digging for bait so that I could go sea fishing with my Dad and Grandad. Therefore I know this area well and I know where and where not to walk, which comes in handy along with the knowledge to keep a close eye on the incoming tide which on this day, wasn’t for a good couple of hours, but the tide in this harbour comes in slowly and sneaks up behind you, so before you know it you’re cut off from the mainland.
So if you fancy visiting the area, just remember the above tips before stepping out onto the mud, and always check the tide times.
Am I happy with my overall trip to Langstone Harbour today, did I capture the photographs that I wanted, NO but did I still enjoy being out in the cold on a lovely February morning, boots covered in mud, camera Tri-Pod feet all covered in mud, hands and face feeling the cold with my breath clearly visible everytime I breathed out, hell YES because I was out enjoying taking photographs, and on arriving home 6hrs later whilst drinking a warm cuppa tea, I’m already planning my next trip?