Monday, 28 October 2013

Stormy Weather...

Lord of the winds! I feel thee nigh,
I know thy breath in the burning sky!
And I wait, with a thrill in every vein,
For the coming of the hurricane!
 
The Hurricane by William Cullen Bryant 1854

This weekend we headed home to Cornwall. We are both weather geeks and love a bit of extreme conditions. Following the reports of expected bad weather we decided to do a bit of storm chasing and headed to the most Southerly point in the UK. These photos were the result of the storm chasing...the exhilaration of gale force winds and the power of the sea took our breath away, the grins stayed all afternoon. Unfortunately the proper storm happened overnight and we slept through it, only to wake and find a tree had fallen over two cars. No one was injured and the cars have minimal damage. Hopefully everyone else on the South Coast of England are also safe and unaffected.
 




 
 
 

Taken on my iphone at The Lizard in gale force winds...I think the blurry spray marked photos add to the atmosphere!!

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. They remind me of my time in North Devon. I loved it on windy days and the waves would crash x

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  2. Wow, some great shots here, glad no one was injured! Visiting from Magic Moments at The Oliver's Madhouse :)

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  3. Wow, love the shots of the waves crashing against the rocks! Fab :) Glad no one was injured x #WhatstheStory

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  4. We love Cornwall too - I could sit and watch the waves crashes all day - very peaceful #MagicMoments

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  5. Cornwall is wonderful, amazing you were actually storm chasing! I love the photos, absolutely fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

    www.podcastdove.com @The_Doves

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  6. We try to get to the coast after a huge storm just to see the waves and foam and splashes. Your shots are wonderful!

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  7. Carrie i am the same i love a bit of weather!! glad you are safe and well though!!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

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  8. Wow, great shots and intrigued to hear about your 'storm chasing'. Makes a change from moaning about the weather which is what most people do. #magicmoments

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  9. Really gorgeous shots, I love watery photos, especially waves, there's something really magical about them

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