As one of the first gales of autumn tossed the country with its half spent force, we stole a few minutes for an afternoon walk to Trenow cove.
Trenow is a stroll away from Perranuthnoe along the bridle path yet within sight of Marazion.
The low Cornish banks are laced with bronzed brackens now. Even the garlands of berries seem to prepare for autumn and winter, as a final legacy for wildlife from our gorgeous summer.
An autumn walk to Trenow Cove
St Michael’s Mount quickly came into view as we left Perranuthnoe and kept us company as we walked. As the track wound its way towards Trenow cove, we could see the white tipped waves being driven out across Mounts Bay towards Cudden Point .
There is a refreshing vigour to walking into an autumn gale yet a feeling of security when admiring the timeless huddle of houses of Marazion clinging to the waters edge around Top Teig harbour.
Trenow Cove in the Autumn
Finally we dropped down the slipway to Trenow Cove and crossed the little stream that emerges from a mine adit. We chose two sun warmed boulders to sit on below the earthy red cliffs enfolded with tamarisk and watched the sea birds dive.
The Mine adit at the entrance to Trenow Cove
once the site of Wheal Charlotte
We watched an elegant tern battled in the swell below us as we sat in the cove. So safely sheltered by the soft arch of beach, ringed with pebbles and sea weed thrown up by the storm.
All too soon the sands of time that mark our afternoon had run through and it was time to turn toward Ednovean. But refreshed and invigorated by our walk inthe autumn gale and feeling a new appreciation or the shelter of Perranuthnoe as we walked back into the village.
To read more about Trenow Cove
Trenow Cove is just to the west of the sandy beach of Perranuthnoe, a coastal village on the shores of Mounts Bay within sight of Penzance with wonderful clifftop walks to secluded coves within the shelter of Cudden point. To see more of these coves try my blog about Perranuthnoe village