Sea View Time Machine: #4 Porthcurno Bay

Now a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Porthcurno Bay boasts golden beaches and magnificent cliff formations, including the famous Logan Rock, an 80 ton boulder balanced in such a way that it is said that only a small…


Cornwall’s Buried & Sunken Treasure Map

Swash-buckling pirates burying chests full of gold and jewels might sound straight off the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island but the truth is pirates and their booty hiding practices were very real between the 16th and 18th centuries,…


A Cornish Summer’s Eve

Well this was a rather nice way to spend my Friday evening. I jumped on a friend's boat in Falmouth and went out towards St Mawes for a spot of fishing. Ah the Cornish life isn't a bad one sometimes!…


Sea View Time Machine: #3 Gyllyngvase Beach

In the mid-1800's Cornwall was the world's leading producer of tin, with over 2,000 mines in operation and over 30% of its male population working in them. Sadly, with rising competition from abroad this would not last and the next 50 years saw devastating decline in the industry. With the arrival of the railway, however, the county would soon prosper again, but this time it would be through tourism.


Sea View Time Machine: #2 Mount’s Bay

Littered with jagged reefs and hidden sand banks, Mount's Bay has long been the toil of seafarers. Some local fishermen even claim that on a calm day the carcasses of sunken vessels can be observed on the sea floor. Needless…


Sea View Time Machine: #1 Helford River

Today we know and love Helford River for its picturesque thatched cottages, hidden creeks and the abundance of sailing boats seen zigzagging along it. However, this peaceful estaury once played a vital role in a particularly important story.


Why we love watching the sea

Something very strange happens to us human beings when we look out at the sea. It's not the slightly open mouth or the sighs of 'ooh' and 'aah' that involuntarily escape it. Rather, it is the overwhelming feeling of calm,…