An apology, and a beautiful Lizard Point sunset

First of all, many many apologies to readers of this blog for the length of time since I last posted. I hadn’t realised it was quite so long as it was. The reasons are a mixture of a heavy workload and being away, meaning I had very little time to go walking and seeking Cornwall wildlife and nature. But now I am back!

This is a short post, to share a lovely amble down to Lizard Point yesterday afternoon. I was looking for seals, so had gone down as close to low tide as I could (a good time to spot seals). I didn’t see any in the end, despite much scanning with binoculars, but, because low tide was a little after sunset, I was able to sit and lose myself in some very beautiful skies.

Golden skies over The Lizard

Golden skies over The Lizard (photo: Amanda Scott)

The sea was comparatively quiet, the air was crisply cold and still, shags and cormorants and gulls were perched on the rocks, and a kestrel flew by, its feathers catching the golden light. The seals were missing a great evening!

Sunset over The Lizard (photo: Amanda Scott)

Sunset over The Lizard (photo: Amanda Scott)

There’s a few more photos on the What’s Wild in Cornwall Facebook Page.

3 responses to “An apology, and a beautiful Lizard Point sunset

  1. peagreencoffeebean

    Love living in Cornwall! And especially love Lizard point + sunsets over the sea!

  2. Okay, gotta ask why it is called Lizard Point? And as a landlubber 2,000 miles from salt water, why is low tide best for seal watching? Terrific sunset, thanks for sharing!

    • Well, I am fascinated by and could go on for ever about the meanings of place names – but I promise not to! Lizard Point is simply the southern tip of The Lizard peninsula. The name The Lizard is a corruption of the Celtic Cornish name for it of ‘An Lys-ardh’, which means ‘The High Court’ or ‘The Fortress’, and is probably a reference to The Lizard’s high craggy cliffs, as well as the fact it is a peninsula, giving it a sense of separateness from the rest of West Cornwall. Some people assume the name is linked to the beautiful green serpentine bedrock of The Lizard, but that’s just a coincidence.

      And seals haul out on to land close to low tide, because more rocks and beaches are exposed. Glad you enjoyed the sunset!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s