Porthgwarra is a small cove, quiet in Winter months, with narrow access lanes in and out. Delayed only by singing birds, I drove without obstacle. Once there, equipped with flask, blanket and hot water bottle, I made my way on foot down to the beach.
Astonished to see an aged chap wade calmly into the sea. Accompanied by a seal, he took his early morning swim. Brrrr! If only I were brave enough! He lives there and swims daily, he told me.
The sun rose bringing a crisp, cold and reassuringly calm day with her. Joined by a robin, eager for tidbits, I began to paint the scene before me. A birthday not to forget and only fuel money spent. Ahhh, life is good.