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Having stayed in a holiday cottage near Bude on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall for nearly two weeks, my wife Liz and I decided it was high time we paid this popular seaside holiday resort a visit.
When on holiday we prefer to spend out time exploring more out of the way, less crowded places, normally avoiding the more developed tourist traps, but with our time in Devon and Cornwall drawing to a close it was time to bite the bullet and see what Bude had to offer.
So we drove to what we thought was the more peaceful side of Bude, parking up at Crooklets Beach for a walk along the promenade and up onto the cliffs just to the north of the town.
Our walk along the promenade took us all the way southwards to the promentory between Crooklets Beach and the more popular Summerleaze Beach, which is where we found this extraordinary seawater swimming pool, built up against the imposing cliffs.
There were a couple of brave souls taking a dip in the chilly breeze, but I wasn't tempted to join them!
Instead I used to opportunity of a brief break in the clouds to photograph the swimming pool in bright sunshine, making it look almost as if the water was warm!
Filename - cornwall bude 03
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm
Exposure - 1/200 sec @ f8, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Location - Bude, Cornwall, England
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights.
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