As this is the last day of 2018 I've been looking back over some of the photos I have snapped over the year. I chose the photo above for today as there is a St. Piran's Cornish flag flying high - the white cross on a black background.
The photo shows a very small part of the beach at Perranporth - which stretches for some three miles.
St. Piran (or Peran in the Cornish language) is generally considered to be the patron saint of Cornwall. There are various stories and legends associated with him, some quite fanciful. For example:
It seems that the Irish wanted to get rid of him so they tied him to a mill-stone and heaved him off a cliff into the rough sea - but as they did so the sea became instantly calm and Saint Piran floated safely over the water until he landed on the sandy beach of Perranzabuloe.
St. Piran's Day is on the 5th of March.