Friday, 18 January 2019

THE CRASHING WAVES AT PORTMELLON, CORNWALL

Portmellon, Cornwall
The image of Cornwall is often one of golden beaches, blue skies and sunshine. At times though, the winter weather blows away more than just the cobwebs!

The photos today are of Portmellon and the narrow coastal road. Follow the road left up the hill and you will reach the popular village of Mevagissey.
Portmellon, Cornwall
Some days though the sea gets a little angry and splashes over the road. This isn't too pleasant if you happen to be going that way in your car - and worse still if you are walking.
High waves at Portmellon, Cornwall
I snapped these photos on a visit to see friends who live in Portmellon, I made sure I was a safe distance from the waves. You have to be sensible and respect such weather conditions.

It's perhaps hard to imagine that there is a sandy beach under all of those waves. In the summer there will be people enjoying the sunshine and launching small boats from the slipway.

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sea photos Mike! As you say, the sea should be respected at this time of year, but it's wonderful to watch :))

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    1. Thanks Prue. Yes, the sea has to be respected. Can be so dangerous in Cornwall.

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  2. Great images of the strength of the sea, glad you kept a safe distance.

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    1. Thanks David, we often hear of people getting into difficulties on Cornwall's coast. But, like Prue has said above, it's wonderful to watch the sea and the waves.

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  3. The seas are definitely restless at the moment Mike - I stood on Penzance promenade on what I thought was a safe spot after carefully watching the wave pattern and boom a wave landing just beside me! Best to keep well away - great photos though :)

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    1. I was only nearby these waves as we were visiting friends at Portmellon. They have views over the sea from their windows. Thanks Christine.

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  4. I have always wondered if you experience rough seas and now I know! I think I’m accustomed to your photos of calm harbors and cliff views. These shots are wonderful.

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    1. The waters can get very rough at times. It's one of the reasons why we need that air ambulance helicopter and lifeboats. - people do such silly things and sometimes don't realise how dangerous the cliffs and sea can be, Thanks Ann.

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