Location: Hemmick Beach, Cornwall
Although the temperature had drop a few degrees lower, the weather is still warm. it's lovely to go for a walk on the beach with the cool fresh Cornish sea air.
So I indulged Rob's wish to go to his favourite beach today when he got back from work.
I had an amazing time taking photos of the rocks and stones. The geology of Cornwall is really great.
Hemmick Beach is a west-facing beach on the south coast of Cornwall. Percunning Cove is adjacent to it and only accessible from Hemmick at low water. The gently sloping sandy beach stretches from a small secluded sandy inlet called Helencane Cove (accessible at low tide) to the south
across to Percunning Cove which has little or no beach at high water and separated from Hemmick by rocky outcrops.
Author David Clegg describes the beach as "small and sandy and just one lovely granite cottage", while the Rough Guide to Britain notes the rocky outcrops, inlets and coves in the vicinity. 0.75 miles (1.21 km) to the east is Lambsoden Cove, accessed via a coastal footpath. Nearby is Dead Man Point.
The beach contains the tall grey-flowered plant dittander and reed grass, which typically grows between 8 and 12 feet high.
In 1971, British vessel Ewt 263 was being towed from Santander to Rotterdam by the tug Britannia when she broke in half off Lizard Point. The stern section was towed into Falmouth and the bow section was believed to be washed up between Hemmick beach and Dodman Point.
Location: Holywell Bay, Newquay, Cornwall
Holywell Bay is definitely my favourite beach, not only because it's the "Poldark Beach" but because it's one of the most atmospheric beach in Cornwall. Not to mention all the amazing wildlife here.
Summer Solstice in Northern Hemisphere will be at 05:24 on Wednesday, 21 June 2017.
The summer solstice (or estival solstice), also known as midsummer, occurs when a planet's rotational axis, or geographic pole on either its northern or its southern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the star that it orbits. On the summer solstice, Earth's maximum axial tilt toward the Sun is 23.44°. (Likewise, the Sun's declination from the celestial equator is +23.44° in the Northern Sky and −23.44° in the Southern Sky.) This happens twice each year (once in each hemisphere), when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the north or south pole.
The summer solstice occurs during the hemisphere's summer. This is the northern solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the southern solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the summer solstice occurs sometime between June 20 and June 22 in the Northern Hemisphere and between December 20 and December 23 each year in the Southern Hemisphere. The same dates in the opposite hemisphere are referred to as the winter solstice.
As seen from a geographic pole, the Sun reaches its highest altitude of the year on the summer solstice. It can be solar noon only along that longitude, which at that moment lies in the direction of the Sun from the pole. For other longitudes, it is not noon. Noon has either passed or has yet to come. Hence the notion of a solstice day is useful. The term is colloquially used like "midsummer" to refer to the day on which solstice occurs. The summer solstice day has the longest period of daylight, except in the polar regions, where daytime remains continuous for 24 hours every day during a period ranging from a few days to six months around the summer solstice.
2016 was the first time in nearly 70 years that a full moon and the Northern Hemisphere's summer solstice concur on the same day. The 2016 summer solstice's full moon rose just as the Sun set.
Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied among cultures, but most recognize the event in some way with holidays, festivals, and rituals around that time with themes of religion or fertility. In some regions, the summer solstice is seen as the beginning of summer and the end of spring. In other cultural conventions, the solstice is closer to the middle of summer.
Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).
Towan Beach, Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall
Penryn Harbour, Cornwall
What a glorious weather! Sooo sunny and warm! Today must be one of the hottest day of the year!
Although I wake up in the morning with no voice at all, I still had the zest and enthusiasm to go out. I would not let this gorgeous weather go by without me not going out birdwatching and paddling in the beach.
Went out to Penryn for a walk and birdwatching in the morning. We've seen loads of amazing wildlife.
In the afternoon, we went beach---ing in Towan Beach. Rob had great time swimming and kayaking. I just paddle on the shore and got soaking wet when a huge wave came without me noticing it. But nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
We would have stayed longer on the beach but we have to rushed home coz I have to watch Poldark! Sorry Rob, Captain Ross Poldark is my LOVE every Sunday from 9:00pm to 10:00pm.
Location: Holywell Bay, Newquay, Cornwall (photos where taken)
The first episode of Poldark series 3 will be broadcast on Sunday, 11 June 2017, 9:00pm on BBC One.
I can't wait to see the beauty of Cornwall and the dashingly handsome Captain Ross Poldark.
Last year, on the 16 September 2016, me and Rob went birdwatching in Holywell Bay. We've seen loads of amazing wildlife. And we're also lucky to came across the filming of Poldark. It's great to be at the right place at the right time.
Cast of Poldark series 3:
Aidan Turner as Captain Ross Poldark
Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza Poldark (née Carne)
Ruby Bentall as Verity Blamey (née Poldark)
Caroline Blakiston as Aunt Agatha
Jack Farthing as George Warleggan
John Nettles as Ray Penvenen
Luke Norris as Dr Dwight Enys
Heida Reed as Elizabeth Poldark Warleggan (née Chynoweth)
Gabriella Wilde as Caroline Penvenen
New Characters on Poldark series 3:
Josh Whitehouse as Hugh Armitage
Harry Richardson as Drake Carne
Tom York as Sam Carne
Ellise Chappell as Morwenna
Ciara Charteris as Emma Tregirls
Sean Gilder as Tholly Tregirls
Location: Breney Common, Lanivet, Cornwall
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
and a lot more...
More photos to be uploaded soon.
Location: Perranporth, Newquay, Cornwall
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