Beach that inspired Virginia Woolf

“The Lighthouse was then a silvery, misty-looking tower with a yellow eye, that opened suddenly, and softly in the evening. He could see the white-washed rocks; the tower, stark and straight; he could see that it was barred with black and white; he could see windows in it; he could even see washing spread on the rocks to dry. So that was the Lighthouse, was it?”

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When holidaying in Cornwall over Easter, I went for a walk over the Upton Towans beach in Gwithian, Cornwall, which inspired the famous To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.

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The beach offers great views of the lighthouse and the Godrevy Island.

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As you climb up the hill, you can see baby seals leisurely sunbathing on the beach. I am slightly envious of their lifestyle.

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These waves. “Like a ghostly roll of drums remorselessly beat the measure of life.”

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Dave, my trusted sidekick.

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I guess in photography, like in real life, perspective is everything.

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A lovely sunny afternoon. “To be caught happy in a world of misery was for an honest man the most despicable of crimes.”

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I get so excited as soon as I step onto a beach, you would think I don’t get out much.

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These wellies are a reliable companion for my life.

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After all, “boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.”

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