Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Walking Along the Beach at Carlyon Bay, Cornwall
Fresh air at Carlyon Bay for today's effort to stave off the coronavirus.
It's a long sandy beach - well sort of. The actual sand is quite gritty to the touch. There is a reason for this. Some of it is the remains of waste from previous tin and china clay industries.
The local dogs don't seem to mind, nor do most visitors.
At the far end of the beach are rocks and the sand was untouched. There's always something pleasing about being the first to make a footprint.
It was a bit of a chilly day and the sea was beginning to get a little rougher than usual.
Lots of shells on the rocks.
It's interesting to see the different patterns and shapes on the rocks.
The barrel below was washed ashore. I recently found a similar one on a different beach. They both appeared empty and must have been in the sea for quite a period judging by the seaweed and other attachments.
We started to make our way back to our car ...
… walking past Crinnis Rock.
On the way back I found this bundle made up of shells, bits and pieces and plastic. Plastic sadly seems to get everywhere.
Looking forward to lunch!
I was feeling a little 'under the weather' as I looked out of our upstairs bedroom window - photo below. I decided the answer was ...