We are having Christmas lunch on Sunday so I have been preparing the brining mixture for the turkey – gloriously coloured and scented fruit, spices and vegetables. Late afternoon took us to Chapelporth where the waves were huge and the tide racing in at a speed that I have never seen before. It was an utterly exhilarating walk along the beach with the roar of the breakers and then up the cliff walk to Wheal Coates. There was some gorse in flower but the best things were the seed heads lit by the fading sun. Click on any photo for the caption and to see it in its full glory!
Category Archives: Chapel Porth
We are very lucky in having this beach as our local – Chapel Porth on Cornwall’s North Coast. It takes us about twelve minutes to get there and today it was just perfect for a long walk at low tide. We both feel at home here. It’s just the best place to straighten out any kinks! For others in this week’s challenge see this link https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/local/
Somewhat spaced from the 22 hours travelling and and 8 hour time difference, we have enjoyed a quiet day, checking out the garden, catching up over tea with our lovely neighbour and an evening stroll to one of our favourite haunts. Click on any photo for captions and enlargements and if you missed any of our amazing road trip in Arizona to The Grand Canyon and Sedona, please feel free to look around!
We have lots of Cornflowers in bloom. I caught one with an unusual Bee on it. This afternoon I went to visit Sue at her allotment. Her Sunflowers are very lovely and this evening we walked to Wheal Coates watching the activity in the sky, hang gliders and Kestrels! Click on any photo in the gallery for more detail. The feathers on the Kestrels are just amazing!
One of our favourite walks is from Chapel Porth up the cliffs to Wheal Coates. It was so wild and windy that we only made it to the top and down again. The waves were wonderful, crashing and crossing in the bay. As the sun began going down, the effects were quite spectacular. The paths up had been made into gullies by the month’s torrential rain and new stones were exposed. Click on any photo for more detail. I think the effect in the last photo is called Bokeh but I don’t know how I achieved it! Perhaps it was the salt spray getting on the lens.
In the distance on the drive home is an old engine house (I’m not sure which one. I will look it up and come back) and the sky behind made it a ‘must stop the car and take a photo’ moment!
The sea in these pictures is the same still sea that we visited yesterday but in a very different mood. Today the waves – and the surfers – were back in Chapel Porth.
Our special friend N came to spend several hours with me today so that the lovely Mr S and Daughter No 1 could go out for a sail. That was a very pleasing morning and our lunch of homegrown Watercress soup, delicious.
I have been to see the sea today! The sea at Chapel Porth was the quietest we have ever seen it. Usually it is full of surfers, today there were lots of swimmers enjoying the unusually flat sea. It was fabulous to get my lungs full of sea air.
It was just as pleasing to have a special ice-cream, a Foxy, which is Cornish ice-cream, topped with Cornish cream and then rolled in Flapjack crumbs! Can you imagine anything more delicious? Thank you, Rose.