Siennas and Grey Skies

It was one of the highest tides of the year today, and with huge surf pounding the beaches, we took off to Millook to see all the local boys surfing at low tide. The day and sky was heavily leaden with rainclouds coming offshore. The offshore wind was holding up great surf and we enjoyed an hour literally soaking in the damp atmosphere of a very grey stony millook beach, but on the drive back I took the opportunity to take a couple of pics. Spring hasn’t quite come to the hedgerows and cliff edges yet and the dried stumps and brush look even warmer in their burnt umbers and burnt siennas under the grey light.

View from high cliff over Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

The tide is so low, that much more rock is exposed. The lovely sands of Widemouth Bay are wet and grey and can be seen mid picture. Wanson Beach below has a shingle and sand beach with a moonscape of incredible rock. A painting is called for as much of the colour is lost in my photograph.

Wanson Beach

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