It has been cold here this week, cold but dry mainly and the light on a sunny day has been extraordinary. Yesterday as the afternoon drew to a close we went up the hill to see if we could catch a sunset – they have been quite dramatic recently. But once up on the hill we could see a huge bank of clouds coming in from across the Celtic Sea. We hesitated. To continue up on the chance we might see the setting sun and risk getting caught in a downpour, or quit whilst we were ahead.

We continued.

The rather dramatic bank of clouds and rain heading our way. December 8th @ 16:00

And were rather glad that we did once we could see the surrounding sea. Both north and south of us the light on the water was astonishing. The water like a mirror, reflecting the colours of the sky.

View north over to Godrevy lighthouse in a shimmering sea. December 8th @ 16:00

We didn’t linger too long on the top of the hill, just long enough to capture the light and the clouds as the sun disappeared. We made it home just before that rain cloud burst.


  1. Those are beautiful skies featuring wonderful colours. Great shots Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks guys ☺️

  2. Thanks for taking the chance, Jude, and getting these lovely shots. Glad you made it home in time!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The light was wonderful Janet. Well worth the risk of getting wet.

  3. Graham says:

    Well done, Jude, both for the fabulous photos you captured and for getting home just in time!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Graham. The light was incredible on the sea. Glad we went up to the top for a look. And we had waterproof coats on just in case!

  4. Wow. Beautiful views. I’m glad you risked it.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Graeme, yes the views were well worth it. Never seen the light like that over the seas.

  5. I love the colour of you sky! Beautifully captured Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Aletta. We often have wonderful sunsets, but the light was exceptional on this afternoon.

  6. pommepal says:

    Fantastic sky, worth the walk.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Pauline. I only wish we could have a drier winter like this. But back to the rain now.

      1. pommepal says:

        ⛈☔️keep the brolly handy…

  7. I’m glad you decided to continue on too, because the photo you got at the top is just stunning.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Carol. Yes the views were well worth it.

  8. I always love to see the ocean … but this time, it’s ‘your’ clouds that’s worth a second look!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The clouds are wonderful here, except on days like today when they are solid grey and full of rain!

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