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Coastal Views

Meadfoot, Shag Rock, Thatcher Rock and Orestone aerial photo
Meadfoot, Shag Rock, Thatcher Rock and Orestone aerial photo

I must admit that I am very much enjoying flying my DJI Phantom 3 drone – I didn’t realise just how much I missed my old Phantom Vision 2!

The challenge for me is to get a new perspective on my favourite in-shore snorkelling and diving sites. The difference in perspective that being up in the air can give to a familiar stretch of coastline is quite stunning. Sometimes even regular coastal walkers have been stumped by some of my images of their regular routes.

Start point aerial photo
Start point aerial photo

More than a few times recently I have somehow managed to loose the control signal triggering the automatic ‘fly home’ function on the drone – while it’s great to know that the function really does work, it’s less than an awesome experience when you’re on a boat and you’ve moved a quarter-of-a-mile from the ‘home’ point!

Some of these aerial shots will soon be published in SCUBA magazine and also used in a lecture at a UNECSO Geopark conference in Torbay, highlighting some of the stunning geology that we have in this awe-inspiring part of the UK.

Great visibility at Oddicombe aerial photo
Great visibility at Oddicombe aerial photo

 

 

 

 

 

Heybrook Bay and Wembury Bay aerial photo
Heybrook Bay and Wembury Bay aerial photo