We have a Yellow Alert as Hurricane Gonzalo is sweeping across Cornwall. I couldn't resist heading down to the coast after work to have a look. The power of the sea is truly humbling and not to be messed with.
Really stupid place to stand.
I have lived here all my life and witnessed lives snatched away by the sea when due respect was not given. Most people were sensible and stayed at a safe distance, I have a good zoom on my camera so rest assured I was safe. Unfortunately you always get the few who do not give it the respect it deserves, who do not realise how unpredictable it is. The locals have learned the hard way with loss of loved ones and lucky escapes. When my grandfather was a daring young man he swam around Godrevy Lighthouse with four friends. Two of them drowned. My father, a life long sea angler fishing off the cliffs often told of how he was standing on a rock on a beautiful calm day when a freak wave engulfed the rock. He managed to scramble to safety as all his fishing tackle was swept out to sea. Respect the sea.