Devil’s Punch Bowl
It took a bit of searching, but thanks to some hints in Lynn’s post, we found the path down to the beach where we could walk into the “Punch Bowl”. It was a very low (minus) tide, so walking in there was possible.
I’ve seen some shots of this taken at high tide and it fills with water. Probably not up to the brim, but enough where I wouldn’t want to be caught in there as the tide came in.
Wandering a bit farther in.
Eric exploring and providing a sense of scale. He blends in a bit with the color scheme, so you might have to look closely. For an even closer look, there’s an orange starfish off to his right a bit.
For a bit more of a challenge and a better sense of the scale of this thing, find Eric in this shot. There’s also the hole where the water comes in (or perhaps just one of the openings.)
A closeup of the orange walls.
The Punch Bowl as seen from a distance. The bowl starts at the lowest end of the outcrop and extends to the ocean. There’s an overlook to see down into the bowl, but somehow I missed taking a shot while we were up there. I expect some of you will think this looks cold and dreary, but it was actually bracing and the kind of weather I enjoy.
Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland