“Find a coast and watch the repetitive waves! Soon your mind vanishes away and when your mind disappears you disappear!”

– Mehmet Murat ildan

The weather seems to have gone a bit haywire and unpredictable this month. It’s made me realise how much more I should have taken advantage of it when it was sunny. But alas, I’m sure the sun will start coming out a bit more again soon! When I saw a break in the weather I got myself out onto the North Cliffs. I headed for Fisherman’s Cove, or at least that’s what I’ve always called it!

The view looking away from Fisherman's cove towards Portreath.

The view looking away from Fisherman’s cove towards Portreath.

It was a perfect day with a bit of wind to keep you cool. From where I parked, the walk to Fisherman’s Cove isn’t that far at all. You have to meander your way through a tight walkway of gorse, stabbing and scratching yourself up on the way through, but it’s well worth it. The scene you’re met with is a typical Cornish view. A secretive Cornish cove cut into the cliffs. Whenever I’ve been here before, I’ve only ever seen one or two people. This time around though, the beach had at least 10 people on it! Busy day! 😉 I didn’t bother walking down to the cove this time around because I wouldn’t have had the beach to myself. I instead decided to walk further around the cliffs towards Godrevy.

Fisherman's Cove basking in the Sun.

Fisherman’s Cove basking in the Sun.

Right at the start of the walk past Fisherman’s Cove, I came across a field planted with cabbages. Not the most photogenic crop but I gave it a go taking photos anyway. Whilst I was there I bumped into an older couple, I got chatting with them and they started reminiscing of days gone by when the husband had loved his photography but hadn’t really kept up with it. You could see the passion he had once had for it, so if you’re somehow reading this (I wish I’d asked their names), get back into it! It’s never too late!

Heather blooms looking back towards the North Cliffs.

Heather blooms looking back towards the North Cliffs.

Anyway, the cabbage field didn’t really render anything of worth for me so I carried on walking. The footpath’s pretty busy this time of year so there were plenty of people enjoying the same view. As I neared the end of an archipelago, I took a different footpath to the one that heads to Godrevy. I ended up clambering down a steep face, knowing I might regret it when it came to walking back up. I had hope that from where I climbed down, that I might be able to see Godrevy lighthouse from the bottom. My hunch turned out to be right and I got some pretty good shots. At some point in the near future, I know I’m going to land a really decent sunset picture here. It’s set up just right for the shot.

Staring down the cliffside towards Godrevy Lighthouse.

Staring down the cliffside towards Godrevy Lighthouse.

Rough sea around rockpools looking out towards Godrevy Lighthouse.

Rough sea around rockpools looking out towards Godrevy Lighthouse.

I checked out around the corner from these pictures and walked further up the cliffs. I probably ended up in a little too much of a precarious position a couple of times. You’ve really got to be careful climbing around here as the cliffs don’t seem to be stable at all. There’s rockfalls dotted all over the place. I didn’t really find any other spots further on for good photos but I did somehow stumble on a vein of quartz running through the rocks. I did my best to get some of it, but I was stupid enough to forget to photograph the vein. Fool!

Rough seas with Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.

Rough seas with Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.

Fisherman's Cove to Godrevy moonrise

The Moon rises over the cliffs on the way back to the van

After this, I headed back to van and chilled out, looked at my photos and recharged. I went back to the spot for sunset but it didn’t really work out how I was hoping. There’s always next time though!

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8 replies
    • Jamie Philp
      Jamie Philp says:

      Thanks Kaari :) I’m glad you like it. Love you calling it the “emerald sea”, I’ll be stealing that line ;) Have a nice weekend!

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    • Jamie Philp
      Jamie Philp says:

      Hi Terry, thanks very much. I’ve read that we might be getting a bit of good weather coming back this month so fingers crossed for you! Let us know how the holiday goes!

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