I mentioned in a previous post that I would report back on a rumoured landslip at Freathy. We managed a last walk of 2012 yesterday and were able to tell neighbours that, yes the rumours were true.
We had to make our way down via a newly made path, the bracken and ivy had been cleared and strimmed away but on the descent we noted the steps seemed too old to have been made so quickly and presumed they had always been there, nature taking a hold and covering them over time as people used the easier route down. This new/old path brings you down around the back of the lifeguard hut.
as you can see the new route is somewhat steeper so may put some people off using it but below is why there had to be a new path made. There’s no getting away from the fact that it can’t be replaced.
For an update on cliff falls along the South West Coastal path click here.
Yesterday reminded me of a trip to the beach this time last year (same weather) so I put together a photo montage of 2012 on the cliff for the end of year post- enjoy.
The tide had left wonderful pool patterns on the sand, here’s our friend Tony navigating his way around them, in the wrong shoes!
Rame Head on a misty winter morning
Appendages washed up in the winter tides!
View looking west across the bay to Looe in winter sunshine
driftwood kindling for the fire
Sometimes the bay is at its most dramatic when there’s no-one else around
some driftwood doesn’t make it to the fire
cotton wool clouds at high tide
a calm early summers day, not sure what the weather will do!
it did this quite a bit
but likewise did this.
but not at high tide
This was taken about six weeks ago!
and this about ten days before Christmas.
Goodnight 2012 and a Happy New Year.