Holiday Explorations: West Cornwall Storms
During my break in Cornwall, on one very stormy day, I decided to take my girlfriend Jenny and my dog Tilly down to a secret location on the south coast. Myself and Jen had walked it already the last time we were in the area; but the sea was fairly calm. This time was a different story as the pictures show. If you look at the wide shot of the bay you can even see 2 tankers facing outwards into the harsh onshore winds to avoid being broken off their anchors. This is actually one of the most dangerous pieces of coast in the UK with the rock formation know as the Manacles dotted along the coast (visible in one of the pictures, some parts under the water while others petrude out).
There is something about this place which is extremely haunting, but I love visiting it. It is the essence of everything that is wild and abandoned, yet you can feel how humans plied their industry there. Some of it you might recognise from the Funeral For A Friend ‘Best Friends And Hospital Beds’ video I directed. I always feel like the sea is trying to ‘take back the land’ when a storm is raging there. I spent most of the time keeping an eye on my over-curious terrier who was like a kid in a candy store with anything and everything. In the end Jenny had to pick her up, which is where I managed to grab the photo of them both. Two favourites, the best.