Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Coves to explore on summers fading days

A ruined boat shed on a deserted Cornish cove

We stole away last week to walk from Ednovean Farm across the fields towards the coastal path as the last days of Summer slowly faded but still gave  a promise of sunshine and perhaps a dip in the cool silent seas. The coastal footpath near us passes so many deserted coves, maybe it is the pebbly beaches or the walk from the car parks that stops so many people from exploring the hidden places along the cliffs but I know I can always find a silent deserted cove all to my self, away from the thronged sandy beaches.

The tide stealing silently in to a deserted spot - well apart
 from us of course!

There are quiet sandy beaches too of course the walk to  Rinsey beach from the National Trust car park springs to mind. Reached by zig zagging down the cliff and finally sliding down through a little gully to the vast expanse of sand exposed at low tide it is best to take anything you would like to eat or drink for the day with you as this is not the place with a beach cafe and post card selection. Or maybe Portheras Cove - about a miles walk along the coastal path from Pendeen lighthouse in the St Ives direction, again it is a rare treat of unspoilt beauty carefully cared for by a dedicated band of locals to keep it in a pristine condition. But again they are not unpaid refuse collectors so do leave not a trace of your day there.

Trevean Cove

This September has been an unexpected treat and we realises nearly  too late that we had not even swum in the sea this year and so we set off with a picnic and  a flask of hot sweet tea to bask in the sunshine one afternoon and finally swim in the sea warmed as it slid quietly back into a deserted cove - just bliss! Oh and no sand in the sandwiches either!! Did you see my post about our adventure in our new wordpress blog?

Charles demonstrating hardly a ripple in the sea

We walked home stopping to turn to admire the view back to Cudden Point and the imposing facade of Acton Castle

Acton Castle

Cudden Point