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Duckpool, Cornwall #3

Atlantic coastline of North Cornwall at Duckpool

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Duckpool is a secluded cove on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall, with a huge sandy beach at low tide which is pretty much deserted most of the year.

Bounded by towering cliffs and sitting at the end of the wooded Coombe Valley, Duckpool is a sensory delight, with the sights, smells and sounds of the ocean and shoreline engendering an immense sense of well being.

At least, that's how my wife Liz and I felt about Duckpool as we spent a couple of glorious days here as part of our two week explore of the beauties of Devon and Cornwall.

The southwest coastal path passes through Duckpool, with a serious climb up the cliffs on either side of the beach.

This is the view along the coast captured above Duckpool from the cliff edge path on a lovely sunny afternoon, featuring the magnificent landscapes on offer here.

I kind of wish I was back there, standing on the cliff looking out to sea with the stiff breeze making my eyes water and the gulls crying mournfully overhead.

Never mind though, as I have these photos to remind me, as well as my Duckpool Video #1 to look at as the rain pours down outside.

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Filename - cornwall duckpool 03

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm

Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Duckpool, Cornwall, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - The image was slightly underexposed in order to preserve highlights.