I am down in Cornwall at the moment. I just couldn’t wait to sit by the sea. I was particularly looking for some big rocks and yesterday I found myself at Mullion Cove. What a wonderful place. I sat at the end of one of piers and drew. (Someone kindly took this photo of me for me!)
I noticed some people on a beach on the other side of the pier, but I couldn’t see how they had got there. High cliffs behind and no visible way down. I enquired later in the afternoon and was told that access was via a cave from the harbour area that had been created by the waves over time. Being Mrs. Sensible, I also enquired about the tides. I had about half an hour to navigate the cave before the tide turned. The cave was very very dark, but I could see light in the distance. To be honest, the cave wasn’t that long, but I was alone and feeling cautious! The last thing I wanted was to be airlifted off the beach, which I was told has happened a few times. I got half way down the cave and completely lost my nerve. Then another couple came along and in lemming style, I followed! Unfortunately, the lady, who was not wearing sensible shoes, fell quite badly and they turned back, but by this stage, I was having a conversation with myself about the commonly quoted expression by Eleanor Roosevelt, “Do one thing ever day that scares you”.
All was well, but I have to say I was quite unnerved by the whole situation. I look back and think how ridiculous, and I am so glad I persevered!
The cave really doesn’t look that scary here, but I can assure you that it was much darker than this photo indicates!
This is more like it, but looking down from the pier.
The resulting loveliness was worth it and I plan to return when I have more time to spend drawing on this little beach.
I particularly loved this cave.
|Mullion Cove harbour from the cliffs|
Sadly, the sky clouded up and the wind start to blow as I perched on some rocks, seen in the distance. At about 6 pm I decided to call it a day and started to pack up, at which point, my drawing blew away! Luckily it was trapped amongst some rocks, but I did have to carefully climb along the rocks to retrieve it!
|I included this one because you can see, it was done in great haste to beat the tide.|
I decided to end my day at a more tranquil spot on Poldhu Cove, just around from Mullion Cove. The most scary thing that happened was that I got my feet wet!
|Poldhu Cove, Cornwall|