12th January 2012
At long last I am out and about again with my camera after the busy selling season leading up to Christmas and its aftermath.
I recently went to St Ives on a drizzly grey winter day – but oh the pleasure of plenty of parking spaces! At the end of Smeaton’s Pier these fisherman had their catch spread out on the pier and were sorting it into boxes – I wonder if they would be able to do so in such a way in the summer when St Ives is full to bursting with visitors?
I really enjoy seeing the same place through the changing seasons, especially places whose character changes so completely in the summer months with the influx of visitors. Walking on Sennen beach the other day in the late afternoon just as dusk was falling, I was the only person on the beach – there were groups of gulls and Bertie my dog was having a brilliant time running, with the wind in his tail, in and out of the water – so different to those summer days with families, sunbathers, towels, tents and windbreaks all over the sand and surfers and bathers loving the waves. Both are good, but they really are chalk and cheese!