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|Description ||The ancient cross that, in later years, was stuck on the early Christian chapel known as St Helen's Oratory at Cape Cornwall.|
|The darker cloud heralded the curtain of evening drawing over at the close of a sharply cold and brittle-bright late-winter/early-Spring day. My cheeks and hands were icy in the gusty wind as I hurried to catch this final shot before walking the 20 yards or so to the inviting warmth of the cottage, where I guessed my friend had coaxed the logs into a blazing and crackling welcome in the huge open slate fireplace. Savouring the thought of another delicious hot meal to be enjoyed over good conversation and a bottle of red wine, while the brass and copper knick-knacks twinkled in the candle-light, and the waves swished and slurped over the pebbles in Priest Cove below, I happily hurried in.
Later, our meal digested, and our heads slightly fuzzy with wine, we followed our habit before 'turning in' of wrapping up warmly, and creeping outside at about 11pm to look up at the sky. The sight that greeted us really was amazing at Cape Cornwall, with no light pollution to spoil the display of thousands upon thousands of twinkling stars scattered on their indigo-black velvet backdrop. Majestic in the centre of all this beauty, was the full moon, bathing the atmosphere in its own mystery. As we stood there, illuminated by its silvery light, I felt as though we weren't alone on that remote headland - a thousand eyes of the Ancients were upon us - a place for spirits to emerge from the strangely-eerie darkness of the fields behind the cottage, whipped into their ethereal and invisible dance by the music of the waves below....
A place for lovers, really - not a couple of platonic women friends!!|
|I remember the last time I was on the cape,gale force winds that threatened to lift you up up and away.It was a bit scary but I managed to inch my way round to the front.With the visibility very poor from the spray I could have been on the prow of a ship,only the steadyness underfoot kept me in reality.What an exciting place.I had to drive all the way back to Gulval for my refreshments.|
| Love this! Full of Atmosphere. Great photo Angie.|
| Thank you cazzyjane for the kind comment. I wonder how much better it'd have been taken on my new digi camera? The comment I made sounds a bit OTT, with hindsight! However, it was a fantastic experience which I'll never forget, and those treats don't happen often in my simple life.|
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