I am very lucky to live where I do I have the best that Cornwall can offer. Living near Truro its only a few minutes and I am on the North Coast with its long sandy beaches and its rugged cliffs. Deveron is a tiny village a mile away from where I live it has an amazing amount of waterfowl, the waders that feed on the crustaceans that live in the mud. I have seen Greenshank, Redshank,Curlews,Little Egrets and Geese. Then there is the Buzzard that tries to catch the small birds feeding as the tide comes in. The gulls fly up and give him a hard time quite a site to see.
I have just bought another camera and long lens to try and capture the wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. I will need a porter to carry all the equipment soon.
These Curlews have been feeding in a farmers field just outside Deveron Having the best of both worlds food ashore and on the mud flats when the tide is out.
It looked to be a nice evening so I headed down Trevellas Cove at Blue Hills, St Agnes. This is a little cove between St Agnes and Perranporth on the South West Coastal Foot Path.I was hoping to get some milky photographs of the Atlantic Ocean as the waves crashed on the beach. Its a sandy beach and used quite a bit, a group of young lads turned up in wet suits and had a great time messing about in the surf. The sun sets on this side of the coast of Cornwall and with its rugged coast line it can make for some dramatic photographs in the winter and stunning photographs of crystal clear waters in the summer.
Trevellas and was the site of the Trevellas manor in 1302 and was a mining site for hundreds of years known as Blue Hills for its bluish grey slate. There used to be a car and motorcycle hill climb held at Trevellas I think it finished in 2013 I can remember my father saying he used to take his velocette 350cc motorcycle their before the Second World War.
St Agnes is just around the corner with a great pub the Driftwood Spars good beer, great food, and some great local bands play there all the year round.
A little bit of Cornwall that not everyone knows about. The Restronguet creek comes up to meet the Carnon River at Deveron, its a little bit of Cornish magic a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by. If you are keen on bird watching there lots of water fowl, waders, a few weeks ago a stopped to chat to some bird watchers who said they had seen a pelican I cant say I have seen any thing in the local news.
In the nineteenth century Deveron was the place where goods could be shipped in and out of the mines. For an intense period of activity the newly built railway at Redruth and Chacewater shuttled bach and forth between Deveron and the Gwennap mines, loading tin and copper ore into ships and barges waithing in the river and unloading the imported timber and coal and iron. Deveron was developed specifically for this purpose.
There is a great pub The Old Quay Inn with wonderful food and great beers just a few yards from the water up a short but steep hill.you can cycle from Deveron or walk to Portreath along the old railway track now a cycle path.