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Longrock to Newlyn and windswept

Another day of Sandblasting and windswept beaches led me, after shooting windsurfers out at Longrock, to seek shelter in the Harbour at Newlyn out of the wind for the last couple of hours of light..
The wind was once again battering along the coast, so much so that even the jackdaws sought shelter behind the rocks and Med gulls walked sloping into the wind..
sheltering from the wind

sheltering from the wind

slanted seabirds or windswept med gull

slanted seabirds or windswept med gull

Finally arriving at the Harbour and out of the wind it was nice to enjoy a relaxing walk around.. Myghal was unloading at the fish market and became my first shot in the harbour..
Myghal Newlyn

Myghal Newlyn

Around the end and up the pier where I encountered a lone Pipit staring out to sea.. probably thinking the same as me.. I’m staying put till the wind drops a bit :)
Rock pipit on the harbour wall

Rock Pipit on the Harbour wall

Of course walking up the far side of the Harbour you can’t help but be impressed at the trawlers with their beams looming into the skies backed by a setting sun.. in fact everything seems to reach skyward at this side of the harbour..
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its always funny how when something catches your eye you suddenly awaken to lots of other things in similar settings.. the skyward reaching beams of the trawlers as I looked from the end of the pier looked like a massive statement of victory all lined up.. ominous perhaps?

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Looking across the bay the waves and wind werestill battering the walls along the seafront in penzance

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and the light was dropping with the setting sun so I headed back to the van.. as I walked round the bottom I heard.. over here.. over here point the camera over here.. probably for the first time in my life I was on the receiving end of some scaffolders banter.. well it seemed rude not to so I pointed the camera..

Erection Technicians :)

and finally around by the fish market and a final shot in the soft fading light of our old friend the great northern diver who was happily fishing in the shallows

The Great Northern Diver

The Great Northern Diver

Thats it for now folks.. your comments as always are welcomed.. but keep it nice :)
Enjoy

IC Man to the Rescue.– again.

There I was minding my own business shooting out to sea off the bluff at hayle rivermouth when it was brought to my attention that yet another seal Pup had got himself stranded down on the beach while the tide continued to head out..

I went down and checked him out and apart from being exhausted he looked okay so I decided it was probably best to just at least inform the rescue team and see what they said.. I radio’d Leanne to give them a call and I stayed down the beach with the pup.

Sleepy Seal pup

Sleepy Seal pup

Well the rescue team decided to send someone out just to check the seal out and as we waited for them to arrive, he decided it was time to go and promptly woke up.. had a little grumble at me and set off on his colossal journey to the sea.

wake up time for the seal pup

wake up time for the seal pup

checking out where the sea is

checking out where the sea is

A quick stretch and then on his way

A quick stretch and then on his way

¬†and that was it he was up and off… I walked a little way in front of him all the way down the beach to the sea just to make sure there were no dogs to worry him.

Heading Seaward

Heading Seaward

almost there

almost there

and finally water and the pup was home safe and heading out to sea

and finally water and the pup was home safe and heading out to sea

Just as the pup hit the water the rescue guy turned up and walked down the beach to where I was.. we had a little chat he checked over the pics on the camera and was happy that the pup was okay and would probably head back to its family up towards Gwithian.

a last pause before heading out..

a last pause before heading out..

and that was it, excitement over for the day and time to head back for us.. if it carries on then I’m gonna have to get me and Leanne trained up to recognise the seals and know if they’re in distress or not.. as it seems to be becoming a pastime rescuing seal pups…

Take care everyone

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Mel