Natural Bridges Cove
July 12th, 2007
This photograph was probably one of the most important for me, since the setting was completely beyond my comprehension and wasn't something I could even attempt to start to capture with a camera. It was too beautiful and there's no way to capture the smell of the sea spray, of even the volcanic rock, or hear the weird silence - or anything that I'm attempting to tragically illustrate with words. You honestly, have to have been there.
And getting there was difficult and dangerous.
I'm actually *on top* of a natural bridge. I took a trail down to a "secret" trail to the start of a natural bridge. I had to climb *up* a very very dangerous cliff. The cliff itself wasn't that high, but the bottom where I started was only a few feet wide, and each side was a 150+ fall to the ocean. I also was wearing cycling shoes and had a camera+tripod with me. Looking back, I should have never attempted it.
Luckily, I used to be quite the sport rockclimbing and I got up upon this natural bridge.
On the otherside, you get to glimpse even *more* natural bridges, a small, natural harbor, seaweed forests and just about everything.
Kind of goes to show you that sometimes the most gratifying things are a little out of reach and you may have to take that trail that isn't really there.
So, this picture doesn't even attempt to capture what I saw or felt. Nothing would. Search for pictures of the same place and see what I mean. Go there yourself YOU tell ME if any of them capture this place.