Saturday, January 30, 2016

TREAD CAREFULLY....

Sorry in a way to feature Portheras Cove again but I found it quite captivating, not just for the scenery but also for a little story that surrounds it.   It was the site of the shipwreck of the MV Alacrity which ran aground off the Cove in thick fog on 13th September 1963 whilst en route from Swansea to Brussels with a cargo of Anthracite.  

Over the years, the ship broke up on the shore of the cove leaving thousands of razor sharp fragments littering the beach, which was declared out of bounds.  It wasn`t until 2004 that the beach was declared safe but during winter storms fragments are still brought to the surface and so visitors are advised to tread carefully and wear footwear as protection.

As for me, I was just happy to be there and be fortunate enough to capture the spindrift blowing off the top of the waves against the backdrop of the granite rocks forming the majestic cliffs that surround Portheras.........


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