Rough Seas Off Land’s End, Cornwall

Land’s End in Cornwall is where the southwest tip of England reaches out into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.

DSC_1462DSC_1469When I was there in mid-December, the ocean’s waves were pounding incessantly at the bare rocks of the headland.

DSC_1463DSC_1502DSC_1504DSC_1483DSC_1485A mile and a quarter offshore, the Longships Islets were bearing the brunt of the sea’s power.

DSC_1479DSC_1472Swell after swell engulfed Carn Bras, the largest of the granite islets, threatening to overwhelm Longships Lighthouse built on it.

DSC_1476DSC_1477DSC_1493By the time we left, yet another weather front was moving in, shrouding the Longships Islets and Lighthouse in rain and cloud.

DSC_1510The irony is, I suspect locals probably didn’t consider the seas particularly rough that day.

This post was inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, which this week is Things That Are Rough, Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge, which is Bear (I’m again playing with the spelling and going for ‘bare’), and Jo’s Monday Walk.

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18 Responses to Rough Seas Off Land’s End, Cornwall

  1. restlessjo says:

    There are a lot of stormy seas out there, Jaspa! Great captures of those waves hitting. 🙂 Many thanks for the share.

  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Your post is the definition of rough. Thanks for playing 😀 😀

  3. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks. Very nostalgic post for me. we often visit Sennen Cove – just round the coast from Lands End. west Cornwall has a genuine mystic atmosphere. Regards Thom

  4. Amazing photo series; the power of the ocean is so awesome this time of year.

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  7. Great shots of the waves around the lighthouse.

  8. Stunning. You’ve captured the water’s movement so well.

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