“Perranporth lost about a million tonnes of sand, while nearby St Ives has gained.”
““So far we haven’t seen much recovery,” said Prof Masselink, professor of coastal geomorphology at Plymouth University.”
There are certainly a lot more exposed rocks around Chapel Rock, at the foot of the Droskyn rocks and other areas of the beach.
Image 4 in this BBC article slide show about a WWII Catalina seaplane that flies while in Cornwall, took six passengers around the Newquay, Perranporth (pictured) and St Columb areas.
The photo northwards over Perranporth beach shows the current gap as the Silver Spray bungalow is gone, but the new house has not yet emerged from the plot.
Today, the project changes direction.
So far it’s been de-construct, demolish, dig & take away from the site.
Today is detailed set out and the start of foundations. So materials arriving on site that will stay on site as part of the new buildings (house and garage).
The mini digger and mini site dumper truck in the foreground and setting out by the bottom road with sunshine and a small swell in the very background.
A weekend of building swell to amazing huge Sunday waves along the north coast of Cornwall.
This shot by Ali, off Droskyn.
And this amazing shot down at Perran Sands (the other end of Perranporth beach) by www.surfzup.net, and put on Magic Seaweed.
and down at Gwithian where Mike & Khalil went surfing
(while Dave, Debbie, Lisa & myself went to Hayle where they were smaller !)
and this great composite shot by James Richardson:
2 hour exposure – paper negative shot by William Arnold Photographer