Instead of waves gracing the shores of Cornwall, we had HEAT GLORIOUS HEAT. The sun shone down on Cornwall for longer than usual, leaving us all a bit shell-shocked, thinking summer had finally arrived! The flat ocean surface and the calm sea meant that all the sediment was able to settle for a week or two. This left the sea beautifully still, calm and most importantly, crystal clear!
I made tracks down to Porth and found that the tide had gone out a fair bit. It was still early so there weren’t too many walkers around. I found a secret little spot that is normally hidden under the water, but due to big tides, this little gem had been uncovered by the low tide. In my private rockpool, I shed my layers down to my swimming costume and dived into the water. It was cold, a little take-your-breath-away cold, but I soon got used to it and actually felt warm after a few strokes.
I spent the rest of the morning, wading through little pools, discovering hidden caves, finding little fishies, the occasional crab and the odd jellyfish. I had to tear myself away at some point as I’d forgotten to pack a bottle of water. The sun and the heat was starting to make me feel a tad parched, so I made tracks up Whipsy steps. Not before taking plenty of snaps to prove how beautiful the beach and the water looked.