“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” 
― Hermann Broch ―

Portreath to Porthtowan

I cheated a bit on my walk. I drove to the top of the cliff close to the M.O.D land. Lazy I know, but I couldn’t be bothered with starting my walk stomping up the cliff!

At the top, you’re perched high above a horseshoe shaped bay. I think it was high tide when I went. I’ll be coming back to check whether there’s a decent sized beach at low tide because I’m pretty sure I spotted a path down to the beach!

Bay down the Cliffs of Portreath.

Bay down the Cliffs of Portreath.

I walked to the headland of the little bay and got a pretty good shot of the view. It was yet another gorgeous summer day here in Cornwall!

"Heather Bloom" - Eyeing away from Portreath towards Godrevy. The sea reflects the clear sky with the deepest of blues. Beautiful heather grows amongst the prickly gorse shining in the Sun’s rays.

“Heather Bloom” – Eyeing away from Portreath towards Godrevy. The sea reflects the clear sky with the deepest of blues. Beautiful heather grows amongst the prickly gorse shining in the Sun’s rays.

The walk is pretty easy going for the most part, but beware… There’s a couple killer hills with steps built in (luckily). They’re a good test on the legs!

Heather blooms cover the cliffs on the way to Porthtowan from Portreath.

Heather blooms cover the cliffs on the way to Porthtowan from Portreath.

The next day I was driving through Camborne, when I saw the clouds lighting up a certain way and knew I had to shoot to the coast. What I saw didn’t disappoint me. I love it when there’s wispy clouds (cirrus) in a sunset. They catch the colour of the Sun, and bring out all the different hues. Awesome to watch.

Pebbles litter Portreath beach as the sunset does its thing.

Pebbles litter Portreath beach as the sunset does its thing.

"Colour Chorus" - Almost blue hour at Portreath and the skies burn with a muted mix of colour, reflecting off the pebbled beach.

“Colour Chorus” – Almost blue hour at Portreath and the skies burn with a muted mix of colour, reflecting off the pebbled beach.

If anybody recognises this Portreath surfer then let us know, and I’ll try to get hold of him. He’ll be interested I’m sure, and there’s a few more of him too!

Lone surfer stares out at the sunset at Portreath.

Lone surfer stares out at the sunset at Portreath.

The sky reflects off the beach as a lone surfer stares at the sunset at Portreath.

The sky reflects off the beach as a lone surfer stares at the sunset at Portreath.

I couldn’t resist driving up to the top of the cliff to see what the sunset looked like from there. I probably got there a little late as the colour was starting to dissipate and head into the blue hour. Still a cracking view!

Sunset from on top of the cliffs at Portreath.

Sunset from on top of the cliffs at Portreath.

 

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