This was the tranquil scene that greeted me on arriving in Portscatho yesterday. The harbour looked so inviting I just had to take my camera down for a while and soak in the sun.
There wasn't a breath of wind in the shelter of the bay and it was actually hot!
Here I am standing outside the village post office; now compare this view with the one below, taken on the same spot at 5.30pm today!
Combine a strong easterly wind and a very high tide and this is the result: waves surging up the slipway and crashing against the sea wall, sending up huge plumes of spray
Fortunately there's a building between my little shop and the sea so it doesn't get the full force of nature thrown at it
You can see in the picture above where the sea wall had to be rebuilt after being washed away by a storm three years ago
Waves are breaking right over the harbour
It's so invigorating to watch, and you get buffeted by the wind and covered in sea spray, and the sound of the sea in all its wildness - I LOVE it! I'm afraid still photographs don't do it justice.......