Down South……

The Lizard

The most southerly point on the English Coastline……  No, its not Lands End, which sadly is now a Tourist Theme Park.  This is Lizard Point on the very tip of Cornwall’s Lizard  Peninsula. The Peninsula has to be one of my favorite areas of Cornwall.  Surrounded by sea on 3 sides, on occasions lashed by Atlantic storms, but also capturing some of the warmth that drifts across from Europe and of course the Gulf Stream, it has created a very diverse and rich habitat, rich in flora.

It reaches its climax at its most southerly tip of England, Lizard Point.  A rugged section of coast jutting out into the English Channel.  Surrounded by rocky outcrops with such names as Mulvin, The Quadrant, Man of War, Enoch Rock, The Dales and Clidgas Rocks.  Over the centuries a hazard to shipping. Understandably sheltering at the base of the cliffs is a Lifeboat Station.

A reminder that beauty can hide a multitude of dangers

Don’t put yourself in danger….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

21st November

(C) David Oakes 2020

A Rugged Coastline…..

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The Rugged North Cornish Coast

Late autumn on the Cornish Coast was always a magical place to be, especially when it was between weather fronts.  Dramatic seas, then something a little calmer, fantastic cloud scapes, and low light adding dimension to the rugged rocky coast.

Here at Levant, looking towards Pendeen Point, you are reminded that once this was a busy industrial mining area .  Levant and its neighbouring mines produced Tin and Arsenic.  Mines stretch out under the sea with Steam Driven Beam Engines used to keep the workings clear of water.  Mining was always a dangerous occupation….. but the mining and refining of Arsenic was equally as dangerous for those on the surface, and not just the workers but the wider community.

A peaceful view, a peaceful reminder of  past toil and hardships.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

14th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

Dreaming…… Oh! for a Walk on a Beach

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Maybe its frustration with the current situation we all live in…. but  I have been dreaming of a walk along a beach, listening to the sound of the surf and the ever present call of the Gulls.  Doesn’t matter which beach but this one at Bedruthan , North Cornwall would do just fine.

Sadly it will remain a dream, for how long, who knows….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

20th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

You go that way…. and I will go this way

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Evening fun on the beach…….  never tried Sand Yachting, but I bet its fun. 

With the tide out on a flat Cornish beach and a light breeze to drive you along….. wow!

 

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

16th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

Evening and peace returns to the Beach……

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Gwithian Towans Dunes and Beach, looking towards Godrevy Point, St. Ives Bay, North Coast of Cornwall 

All is peace in the evenings, all the crowds have headed for home. A soft rolling incoming tide will wash the sands clean again, fresh for a new start on another day.  Peace with just the calming wind through the dune grasses and the call of the gulls.  Soon the light from Godrevy Lighthouse will cut through the dusk.

Just another memory of times when travel was easy and we enjoyed such freedom

Till that time again….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

30th June

(C) David Oakes 2020