Thursday, 6 February 2014

Inspirational Cornwall

Ok, so enough of the doom and gloom, I've dug out all my favourite photos I took last year in and around Cornwall, to inspire me (and hopefully you too). Lets not let these storms get us down....'bye bye' storms and 'hello' Spring ! Enjoy

Mawgan Porth Beach May 2013

Fowey Regatta August 2013

Readymoney Cove, Fowey April 2013

Trebah Beach July 2013
Newquay Harbour July 2013

Mayday Padstow 2013

First beach BBQ of the year !  Mawgan Porth April 2013

Constantine beach April 2013

Mawgan Porth Beach April 2013

Bodmin Moor March 2013

Towan Beach March 2013

Monday, 3 February 2014

Le Sillon shipwrecked in Cornwall

Saturday evening news came of a French fishing boat damaged due to huge waves smashing through it's bridge. Brave and courageous rescue services were despatched to help. The Padstow RNLI attempted to tow the vessel but when the tow line snapped it was deemed too dangerous to attempt again. In the highly dangerous operation, the fishermen had to jump in to the sea to be rescued as the vessel was being tossed around in the rough seas. 5 crew were winched to safety by RNAS Culdrose, and the 6th rescued by the Padstow lifeboat in darkness. The crew consisting of 4 French men and 2 Portuguese are all safe, the Skipper was taken to hospital to have glass removed from his feet (ouch) and one has vowed never to go to sea again! We heard the boat had washed up at Porthcothan early Sunday morning (thanks Jo) so dashed over with the camera. Hundreds of crates were stacked up on the beach and the boat had drifted back out with the tide and was washed up around the corner off Park Head. After squelching our way through fields of thick mud on Park Head we finally got to witness Le Sillon wedged on rocks, being pounded by the waves. If like me you are curious about the history of Cornish shipwrecks, read this Daily Mail article.