With temperatures soaring up to 30 degrees Celsius we didn’t need our imagination to pretend we were in the tropics, even on the usually ‘cool’ Fogo Island in the North Atlantic.

Here are a few photos from Sandy Cove beach, near the town of Tilting:

Crystal clear waters – Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

Crystal clear waters – Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

A beautiful beach - Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

A beautiful beach – Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

Marije and her parents soon discovered life in the small tidal pools:

Team Booman discovers life - Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

Team Booman discovers life – Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

Ever the biologist, Marije quickly got down on the rocks to get a closer look:

Marije inspects the find - Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

Marije inspects the find – Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

The tidal pool was too small to accommodate two photographers, so I walked down to the other side of the beach to stalk slightly larger prey:

Lion's Mane Jellyfish - Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

Lion’s Mane Jellyfish – Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

It was fun following them underwater too:

Lion's Mane Jellyfish, underwater - Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

Lion’s Mane Jellyfish, underwater – Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

After a while Marije joined me and the jellyfish:

Cross Jellyfish, underwater - Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

Cross Jellyfish, underwater – Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

It was a beautiful day on a beautiful beach, I wish I lived closer to it!

'Paradise Beach' - Sandy Cove, Fogo Island

‘Paradise Beach’ – Sandy Cove, Fogo Island