Sakonnet Point Light
I had an appointment to meet with a couple to review their wedding last week in Tiverton. The weather called for overcast and some showers in the afternoon. The forecast was perfect for a little kayaking, and knowing I’d be near Sakonnet Point, I decided to load up the kayak and take it with me before my morning meeting.
It was raining lightly upon my arrival at Sakonnet Point, which is not much fun to paddle in, but as soon as I launched, it stopped.
The Sakonnet Point Lighthouse sits on a chunk of rock called Little Cormorant, and though it looks close, it’s a solid 45 minute trip by kayak to the light, and a long swim back if something goes wrong. There’s no place to land, so I’d be shooting from the kayak. The swells were a bit bigger out near the light, but not anything to worry about. I decided to get close and shoot some wides and some normal lens perspectives, and the sun poked through the clouds just in time for my arrival- a perfect lighting situation!
Everything went swimmingly, and I paddled back with a slight following sea pushing me along.
I’m happy to check this location off my list. I was concerned that I’d have difficulty finding that rare window of opportunity of good weather on the right day, but sometimes fate and a little planning pays off!
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