Boiler beach

On a dry Sunday, with a very low tide, we set off to walk along Whitsand Bay heading East towards Rame Head, it felt like a long time since we had visited that end. One of the beaches is known locally as boiler beach because of the ships boiler that nestles amoungst the rocks. .

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Although the tide was out there was water on the sand that gave the impression of a mirrored image and we had to navigate our way along. You don’t see the boiler straight away it almost blends in with the surrounding rocks.

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the question is what ship did this boiler come from? There is an argument that it comes from The Chancellor or the Emma Christ. Maybe we will never know, storms over the last couple of years and the displacement of sand has revealed other wreaks along the bay and it makes for interesting comments, some get covered again as the sand returns but this boiler always remains. If someone does know please feel free to leave a comment. Ta.

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About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 17 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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