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Lanzarote Arrieta Shoreline #4

Broken jetty by the shore at Arrieta on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

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During our week long winter break on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands my wife Liz and I managed to explore pretty much all of this relatively small island.

One of the places we liked so much that we went back to a couple of times was the small seaside town of Arrieta, on the north coast of the island.

Relatively undeveloped, Arrieta seemed to be a place where the locals went for a day out and a spot of surfing on the large Atlantic rollers that surge onto this coastline.

The short promenade was bounded by a large wooden and concrete jetty which had been well smashed up by the action of wind and wave, as can be seen in this photo, showing a broken concrete plinth and missing pilings.

Sadly, the damage meant that the jetty itself was out of bounds, but even so, its remains made for a very eye catching feature, set against the curling Atlantic waves as they broke on the volcanic lava beach.

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Image data

Filename - lanzarote arrieta shoreline 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 180mm

Exposure - 1/400 sec @ f5.6, ISO200

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

Location - Arrieta, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image deliberately underexposed slightly to preserve details in the breaking waves.