Tales from the Sea Garden

Tales from The Sea Garden

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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Regatta Day

Today was our annual Regatta Day in Portscatho.......A sandcastle competition was followed by races on the beach for the kids; then a raft race and swimming races and kayak races. Unfortunately there wasn't enough wind for the working boats to compete, but they were towed round to the bay anyway so that we could enjoy their spectacle and the crews could come ashore for a pasty and a pint!

Sitting on the slip enjoying the events, and having fun on the sand....

The bunting was up in the streets,

and I took full advantage of the fine weather to spill out onto the pavement....

Such a lovely day meeting all sorts of lovely people; friends old and new, locals and visitors. Just a great way to round off the summer!
Have a happy Bank Holiday weekend xxx

Friday, 21 August 2015

"Mar not my face......"

Near the entrance to a cave on Crantock Beach near Newquay, a woman's head and a horse are carved into the sloping rock face, along with four lines of verse. Sometime in the 1920's a young woman on horseback became trapped in this cave by the swift incoming tide, and tragically both she and her horse were drowned. So distraught was the young woman's lover that he carved this permanent memorial to her, though no trace of her name seems to remain.

"Mar not my face but let me be
  Secure in this lone cavern by the sea.
  Let the wild waves around me roar
  Kissing my lips for evermore."

I have been going to Crantock Beach all my life, but I did not know of this carving's existence until this summer.

A little splash of colour to brighten up these dismal days.......is the weather as bad where you are?