Over the last few days Cornwall's coastline has taken a severe battering. With damage ranging from simple clean up operations removing debris that has washed up into the streets to buildings and sea defences ripped apart and even roads the have been torn open by the sea. With all this damage visible in nearly every part of the coast people are still putting their lives at risk to watch the stormy seas. I'm not saying don't go and watch nature at it's best but I'm saying stay safe! There was a recent report in the Mirror Newspaper where a family with young children risked there lives to get a glimpse of the ocean before mother nature sent a wave over them and giving them a soaking. They were incredibly lucky that they weren't swept off their feet and into the raging torrent below. By all means go and watch the stormy seas but stay at a safe distance, a very safe distance! If the sea is capable of destroying buildings a roads it will not hesitate to destroy a life!
Yesterday I went out when the tides was on it's way out for a walk on Fistral beach in Cornwall to see what damage the sea had done with my own eyes. I headed to see how the beach had faired, at first glimpse I was impressed, excited even to sea how strong the sea had been but then as I walked further along the beach and started to absorb what had happened I began to get quite upset. As a member of the ladies surf club throughout the summer months I would surf at this beach 2-3 times a week so know what the beach should look like. The damage to the Fistral blu beach bar was immense, cages of stones ripped open, foundations dragged out from under the building and the RNLI lifeguards hut gaining similar damage.