A Curlew stood near motionless at the tip of the reef. Between jagged arms of rock floated four large seals, only their loud exhalations of breath betraying their position but then unavoidably noticeable.
As I gingerly navigated the serrated rocky reef I startled an Oystercatcher that then screeched off across the calm sea. Other than the sounds of wildlife there was just the gentle splash of near-invisible waves around me as I crouched low to photograph the rising full moon. The dark water came in behind me, silently, and my camera and me nearly became part of the sombre depths.