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 Inn 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, The Peppercorn Cafe and a hairdressers.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Wednesday - The day the Beast From The East Arrived - rather early

 The cloud that had been moving to the South of us yesterday was starting to rise towards us and The Lizard had already had a blizzard early in the day
Still it was looking fine  
But very cold - water feature frozen in the shape that the wind was pushing it 
From a bitterly cold but still sunny Trebarvah where I had gone to meet the chap who was going to do the PAT Testing for me 
But then it all went wrong the snow arrived with a crash of thunder - I'd read about Thunder Snow but didn't think we'd get it 
No view from the front door of Oamaru 
Not the usual holiday property photo 
Still looking rather special 
A clear spell so that I could take some photos 
Snow on the beach 
A snowy St Michael's Mount  

It was looking obvious that no one was going to arrive in this weather. I attempted to drive out of the farmyard but Hetty the Yeti started to slide as I was going up the slope and onto the road, so I reversed and parked her back in the parking spot. I wouldn't have been able to get up St Piran's Way anyway, so she's safer where she is 
I had taken boots and my walking pole so wearing 2 jumpers and my warm old Dufflecoat I set off down the hill 

A bit of a worry as this was approaching 
Through the old spoil heap looking very different 

A panorama of the amazing view today 

I'd eventually managed to get hold of Jim to tell him I was walking down  as he needed to unlock the gate - He and the dogs came out to greet me
Wooster was rather over the top with excitement as he's seen no real snow in his life 

Tilly wasn't that bothered 
Cudden Point looking amazing with the wind on the other side
Photos taken from the corner patio 
Perranuthnoe Churchtown  - looking just beautiful

The dark snow clouds still moving to the South and every now and then we got another heavy snow shower 

The Church looking really beautiful with a snow covering 
Wonder what the garden will look like when it all thaws 
The Courtyard with snow covered palms 

A hill with snow - what more could they want 
Still frozen this afternoon 
Took this to show the snow being blown off the roof by the gusts of wind that were frequently 50-60mph 
I took Wooster out up the hill - Tilly had been a bit shakey/trembly during the afternoon so she stayed at home - wearing  her jumper indoors today 

Snow surfing 

The end of the day - more of the same expected tomorrow 


  1. Thanks for braving the elements to give us a glimpse of Perranuthnoe in the snow. Looks wonderful, but that wind looks bitterly cold. Glad you got back home safely after your hike down the hill. Love the shots of Oamaru, the village, church, Cudden Point etc.
    Hope your lovely garden survives the snow and wind.
    Keep warm and enjoy the views from inside. Betty

    1. Sadly more expected today as a storm comes up from the South and meets The Beast from the East - not sure how bad it will be as they got yesterday so wrong - just expected light snow Sue

  2. What another lovely album from you both,it would be difficult to choose a favourite.The church looks beautiful and Wooster's joy and delight is lovely to see.Scilly certainly iooks very different.We still 'holed up' nice and warm thankfully.A very big thankyou to both of you macca.

    1. It's our turn to get the worst of the weather today - storm from Bay of Biscay is approaching and is going to meet the beast and then - more snow ? Red Warning for Somerset & Devon - we'll see if they're right on that. Sue