Strange Weather in Cornwall

We are having such strange weather here in Cornwall this winter. It goes without saying that winters in Cornwall can be wet, but this one has been even wetter than normal, so I was very happy yesterday when I went out for a walk in glorious sunshine. “Spring is here” I thought.

I walked from our house at The #Gables past the harbour down to the clocktower and along the road following the beach eastwards. It was warm and sunny and so good to be outside.

As I neared the carpark closest to Loe Bar, I heard a familiar sound. There were three Cornish choughs on the headland, feeding in the short grass above me. These choughs fledged in 2017 from the pair at The Lizard.

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Cornish Chough

I walked with the dog towards Loe Bar and had to do a bit of a diversion because a section of the #south-west #coast path has collapsed after so much rain this year. There is work currently going on at Loe Bar because of another partial collapse – this time of the tunnel which discharges the fresh water from Loe Pool into the sea. The Environment Agency are hard at work installing pumps because if we get more rain, then the water backs up and parts of Helston become flooded.
https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/loe-bar-scene-huge-water-1121186

Strange Weather Indeed

What a difference a day makes! This afternoon we have snow in Porthleven. Such strange weather for Cornwall. It is nowhere near as bad as it was a couple of weeks ago, so I headed up onto the cliffs west of Porthleven, where I saw yet another chough – a two year old female – in the snow.