PERRANUTHNOE is a small village on the South Coast of Cornwall, just East of Marazion, there is a Car Park and sloping access to a safe sandy beach and the beachside Cabin Cafe. It has The Victoria a superb multi award winning pub, which serves super food both lunchtimes & evenings, - a Church dating back as far as 1160. The Lynfield Centre which houses The Cowhouse Gallery, Kernewek Ky, Professional dog grooming The Peppercorn Cafe, a hairdressers and Linen & Clay.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Saturday - Not a usual sort of day !

 A few more clouds this morning, but even though it was breezy it was really quite warm. I drove up to Oamaru to help with the changeover and put the last few plants into the little wall. Jim walked the dogs up and mowed the lawns
 Just one more plant needed
 We decided to go down to The Cabin for tea and cake, but this cloud was looking like it would spoil the afternoon
 Scrummy cakes and a nice cup of tea and the cloud just dispersed.
 I took some photos of the beach as always - sadly I didn't realise what I had seen until later. We then set off to walk the dogs when a SAR Sea King from RNAS Culdrose came steaming in and went straight down onto the beach
 It later transpired that a body had been found - very sad for all concerned - I can confirm that this was the body of an elderly gentleman and had been in the water for a few days - NOT the fisherman lost off  Rame Head the other day.  No idea why they were then searching the bay
 They stayed for quite a while then off they went - by then there were Coastguards down on the beach
 and the inshore lifeboat the Paul Alexander had arrived and commenced a search of the coastline
 Fortunately the conditions were pretty good and visibility was superb
 Then the AWB the Ivan Ellen arrived and commenced a search pattern out at sea
 Both boats out towards Cudden Point
 Such a magnificent sight

 By now we were out on Maen-dhu Point and the Paul Alexander came close in


 The Inshore boat moving West along the coast - looking along the shoreline
 and in towards Trenow Cove. At present no further news on the deceased person or whether they thought there might be a second person in the water.
 As we stood on Basore Point this Whimbrel came past really close to us

2 comments:

  1. That is a very sad thing to happen, and one hopes nobody else will be found.
    The weather looks beautiful there right now. I had to have a very good look at those cakes as that is definitely a weakness of mine. I don't get ones like that unless I bake them myself as tea shops are few and far between here. That is why I usually leave the UK five pounds heavier after each visit!

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    1. The body was of an elderly gentleman that had been in the water for a few days - possibly a lone walker - not sure why they were searching, but amazing to watch the professionalism of these volunteers and the magnificent boats !
      As for the cakes - might make it a Saturday treat after the changeover and lawn mowing up at Oamaru - got sunburned yesterday - rain this morning - that's Cornwall for you ! Sue

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