Every year it's different, but it's an event I look forward to very much. To get there was a little tricky because you have to make your way out on the pier. It's like walking on an ice skating rink and at one point I have to duck walk past the first building in order to safely get to what I call the prize.
Even though my photographs attract a lot of positive attention, that's not the main reason why I do it. I simply make the trek out there because the particular area fascinates me.'
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