So far my longest lens for landscape was the Zeiss Sonnar 55mm F1.8 in my bag. Recently I often found myself in situations where I wanted just an intimate crop in the frame and 55mm proved to be not long enough on the Sony A7II. For full frame E-mount there is no budget tele-zoom option. Either you buy one of the FE 70-200mm versions or the FE 70-300mm. I consider the 100-400mm GM too heavy for myself. All these lenses cost a fortune and I don't want to spend that much. Fortunately adapting Canon lenses to Sony bodies is relatively easy and there are lot of different auto focus adapters available. I picked the Canon version of the highly regarded Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 VC USD lens used from eBay and a Viltrox EF-NEX IV auto focus adapter.
After my last visit I decided to check the tide times of this beach in advance and put it in my calendar in case it matches with the sunset. Last Sunday it happened so and also the weather forecast promised sunny sky. I drove down with my family for a seaside stroll and also to take some sunset shots. It was a good decision.
The "Holy Trinity" of seascape photography: low tide, sunrise or sunset and weather. They seldom come together. But once they do the photographer is usually well rewarded. That happened to me on last Saturday.