Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Smallest cove in Cornwall.



Around 50 yards wide, Porthgwarra is the smallest and westernmost cove on the south coast of Cornwall...


it is tucked in just around the corner from Gwennap head but still feels the force of the prevailing westerly weather on a fresh day...


back in the day, burrowing through solid granite for a few feet... 

and creating a granite paved slipway to give easy access to the steep beach was nothing for the locals...


the shoreline here provides no easy escape from the sea...




punching the westerly swell, Charisma makes her way south to the fishing ground and a few days fishing for hake...

passing the southerly cardinal Runnesltone Buoy which has two downward pointing triangles, the highest pinnacles on the Runnelstone reef which the buoy indicates, cause the passing swells sea to break...


looking south and the sun is briefly hidden by large scudding clouds...

looking north and a heavy shower passes over Lands End...


and, moments later has gone.