Windy on the North Coast as the setting sun shows her face for a few brief moments. A reminder tonight of the conditions to come over the next 6 months.

Lots of wiping raindrops and sea spray from the front of lens and filters. Plenty of rain soaked and wind swept days. Hot coffee in a flask at the ready. Lots of frustration. A shake of the fist skywards as the weather closes in around you. Hanging onto the tripod for dear life.

But then, just once in a while the harsh elements lend themselves to showcase this beautiful part of the world in all her wonderfulness ..

I for one am ready :)