Sunday, 27 July 2014

Samba, Sea and St Michaels Mount

 I am absolutely shattered after a busy Samba weekend.  On Saturday evening we played in the Perranporth Carnival and today we played in the Marazion Carnival.  Yes folks it's Carnival season.

It was lovely to see so many people turn out for Perranporth Carnaval.  The town suffered badly in  storms with huge seas washing into the town.  There is a bar on the beach which has been there for years, we have been in there many times, usually in winter after a walk on the beach.  During the storms the bar was in danger of disappearing as the huge storm washed away thousands of tons of sand.  What was once a gentle slope up to the bar was turned into a cliff of sand within a few feet of the bar.  It is unbelievable how much sand just disappeared leaving the landscape completely changed.  After every high tide we were all asking 'is The Watering Hole was still there?'

I took these photos the morning after a particularly stormy night.  As you can see it was extremely lucky to survive.

This afternoon we were playing in the beautiful village of Marazion which overlooks St Michaels Mount.  Locals and visitors gathered for a wonderful afternoon of music and dance.  I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful County.

I have lots of housework to catch up on after all the fun and games, so I'd better get on with it!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend,

Chickpea xx

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  1. St. Micahels Mount is such a beautiful sight, makes me want to return to Cornwall.

    Jean x

  2. It is a very special place Jean x

  3. Isn't it nice to feel lucky about the place in which you live.
    Thankfully, I feel the same way xxx

  4. A lovely way to spend a relaxing weekend - just as per your comment over at mine!! I hope that the beach bar is safe now or will be soon? xx

  5. It certainly is Isabelle xx

  6. Yes it's safe now, hopefully it will be a long time before we have storms like that again xx

  7. We vivited St Michales Mount a few years ago lovely place.
    Its sounds like you need a bit of a rest after a very enegetic week end.

  8. It is so lovely I went there again today with the OH :)

  9. Nice photos as usual long time since I have been to that part of Cornwall

  10. Just taken on my phone David, really useful as I always have my phone on me. I can't always take a bigger camera with me.

  11. What a beautiful beach. I am so glad you enjoy living there. I hope the musical performance went well!


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