A crisp autumn day in St Ives

Boats in the Harbour

Deceptively warm looking, it was in fact rather chilly with an icy east wind blowing. The lighthouse at the end of Smeaton’s Pier is standing proud now it has had a make-over.  I wasn’t going to get any closer though for fear of being blown off the wall.

And even in low tide there is plenty of water for the dogs, people and seagulls to enjoy.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | water


  1. Lynn says:

    I am fascinated by the differences between low tide & high tide. I don’t live near an ocean so we do not experience this unless visiting the east or west coast.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You have to plan a visit to a beach around the tides here – at high tide there often IS no beach!

  2. Beautywhizz says:

    The sky has a beautiful colour.

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Ahh yes this could be an early morning in June, glorious!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Monday – first time in St Ives since mid July!

  4. So pretty. Glad you’re having beautiful weather.

  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    My sentiments are the same as Lynn’s. The low tide photos always strike me as really odd. How does it smell?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I don’t notice any discernible smell – here in the harbour it has a very sandy bottom so just like any other beach. Some times you get a lot of seaweed washed up on the shore and that can be a bit stinky!

  6. I can’t escape sea-homesickness! Yesterday we watched family photos of Potato Point on the big screen. The colours are splendid, but I can see cold in them. It’s intriguing to me that there are inland people who find tides strange.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I guess the people who live by the Great Lakes don’t witness any tidal movement. You’re right, that wind was what my mother would call ‘lazy’ – cut right through you. Been warmer and calmer this weekend though.

      1. For us coast dwellers it’s inconceivable!

        1. Heyjude says:

          OOH, can I call myself a coast dweller? Probably not since I can’t actually see the sea from my house and although I could walk there it isn’t as close as you are.

        2. Aha! But I can’t really see the sea. And how coastal do you want to be???

        3. Heyjude says:

          Not so close that my house is in danger of being washed away in a storm! No I am perfectly happy where I am for now 🙂

        4. Global warming could well turn my village into an island.

  7. Sue says:

    A glorious Autumn day, Jude! Now I know why you hot-footed it to Cornwal!

  8. Chillbrook says:

    Lovely photographs of somewhere I like very much Jude! Nice when the summer visitors leave though I know these days, Cornwall is busy all year round, just not quite so busy this time of year. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It did seem to have a lot of foreign visitors. I’m guessing it quietens down more next month until April. We shall see 🙂

  9. Allotmental says:

    Brilliant photos. Its a shame its cheaper to fly to Spain than the train from London!! I’d love to go 😕

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ridiculous isn’t it? Our rail fares are absurd. I once got quoted over £300 from Surrey to Manchester (going via London) as it was after 3 pm. And not first class either! That’s half the fare to South Africa.

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