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Wet & Windy Thursday

Wet and windy today in this part of the world.  I had cause to pay a visit to Porthtowan Ecopark and chose to return via the coast road to Hayle because, even though the conditions were dark and wet, everything looked so dramatic and elemental! Note to self:  Always take the camera!!!

We passed through Portreath and glimpsed turbulent seas under the dark, imposing headland before dropping a gear and climbing up to the straight stretch of road above North cliffs, where the clouds were low, the puddles reflected the sky, bracken glowed deep, rich, red-brown and low trees on the edge of Tehidy woods bent away from the sea. On past a deserted Hell's Mouth, the cafe closed and car park empty and then the panoramic view of Gwithian beach from above, the long line of surf providing a gleaming brightness.  Wow!

Wish that you could have been there and I'm sorry that there are no photos!  Please accept the (slightly shaky) pic below as a substitute - it shows Porthmeor Beach in the teeth of a Northerly gale, sometime in November, 2010.

Click to enlarge - I'm off to bed.......night.


  1. Sounds like a fab view. Wish I'd seen it. :-)xo

  2. I bet Mr Winnpenny caught it for I can always rely on him for my daily dose of cornwall! Hope you are well Lesley. xxx

  3. Hi Sybille and Diane, thanks for commenting - I'm going to make the same trip again in a week or so and will definitely take the camera! x

  4. I can feel the wind on my face and it has taken my breath away - words are sometimes enough.

  5. Glad to know that Jill, thank you. Have a lovely weekend. x

  6. Hi Lesley,

    I see you must have popped by via Mimilove, isnt she great?

    Thanks for visiting, your images of paint and tables have me feeling nostalgic.

  7. Hi Denise, thanks - I'm actually a follower of your blog, just haven't updated my blog list that's all, and latest posts from 'grrl dog' show up on my dashboard. Best wishes, Lesley.

  8. Lesley, you painted a picture with your second paragraph, as I read it I was imagining it painted in your style...........

  9. I do like a lovely rough sea - from a safe distance!

    Thank you so much for your email - sometimes my mail works, sometimes it doesn't!

  10. Hi Cathy and Gilly, thanks for commenting - a painting may ensue at a later date......x

  11. There is no better place to be when the weather is like this - being this exposed to the elements is wonderful x

  12. I agree Karen - terrific seas at Porthmeor beach these last 3 days, surfers' heaven. x

  13. Living by the sea you are really aware of the elements. Great inspiration for a painting.

  14. So true Milly, will pop along to your blog later, Lesley. x

  15. Ah bugger! That's a shame, but you painted a beautiful picture with your words missus! :)

  16. Thanks Mimi - hope that all's well in your busy, creative world. x


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