The first weekend of October. Glorious sunshine and just a sprinkling of cloud, slowly drifting across the dusky sky as a lovely autumn day draws to an end. Everyone seems to have gone home after the madness of summer, leaving just the surfers and the odd seal bobbing about in the water. Honestly, this really is the best time to head to the beach to enjoy Cornwall. (Please see update.)
Here is a selection of seascape photographs recently shot by me on Godrevy Beach, Cornwall, on a low tide.
Environmental campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) issued an alert notifying beach users that there had been a pollution incident at Godrevy.
The beach was hit with effluent from combined sewer overflows (CSOs) which discharged into the Red River leading to the sea. It follows a similar incident on Saturday after a heavy downpour. South West Water (SWW) who manage the outlets also issued a warning to bathers on BeachLive, a water quality information system.
A spokesperson for SWW said: “The BeachLive alerts issued for Godrevy over the weekend were due to the heavy rain. The discharges were compliant with our permit.”
Source: The Cornishman
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably, via community action, campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research. Click Surfers Against Sewage to find out more.
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