Countryfile filming on Constantine Bay

Countryfile filming on Constantine Bay

January started with a bang for us, literally with roof tiles blowing off our house and the greenhouse completely disappearing over the hedge and into the next two fields! As we live quite high up we are exposed to the elements and the winds were unbelievable. The seas were the biggest we have ever seen and the sheer size makes you feel very humble looking at it even from a distance. Most of the beaches lost a lot of the sand dunes and have been completely reshaped by the storms and some large rock formations have also disappeared.

Countryfile BBC contacted me to do some filming on the strandline, the part of the beach I find really interesting, they also contacted a friend of mine Dom Clarke from Explore The Shore to get his perspective and then we went back to my studio to show the presenter Adam how to do fish rubbings. The whole day was a lot of fun and the film crew were really nice, they didn’t leave until 7.30pm so we were shattered after it! Without giving too much away the 6 min piece will be aired this Sunday 19th Jan.

John Dory painted up to take a fish rubbing from.

John Dory painted up to take a fish rubbing from.

I managed to get out with my camera and take a few photos of big sea, but the light was bad and the quality is not good enough to make a print from, but does give you an idea of how big the waves were.

Harlyn beach 6th Jan 2014

Harlyn beach 6th Jan 2014

Massive waves out to sea with The Quies in the background

Massive waves out to sea with The Quies in the background

Currently the roofer is up on the roof replacing tiles, I had used our spare ones for the pop-up Christmas shop in Padstow to make into chalk boards, didn’t really think that bit through!

Susie x