There is nothing more refreshing than strolling around Porthleven on a stormy day.
Walking along the harbour, the brightly coloured boats bob safely in the inner harbour. Shops and galleries showcasing the work of Cornish artists are perfect for diving in and out of to shelter from the elements, and rows of white houses with coloured trims and their blue picket gates echo the green-grey water and white crested waves.
As the shops fade out, you leave the safety and shelter the inner harbour walls offer. The waves are wilder, smashing against the wall, gushing through gaps at the base, coating the pavement with water and foam. Spray drifts across the road and as the pier approaches the true majesty of the sea is revealed.
Waves roll in from the atlantic breaking on the rocky reef, before smashing their way up and over the cliff face. The Lizard shrouded in cloud is barely visible in the distance.
After a walk through the town and up over the cliffs, there’s no better way than to return to one of the many restaurants and cafes and take in the storm. A personal favourite, is to sit in the window at Nauti But Ice with an ice cream sundae and hot chocolate and watch the waves, windswept and all the better for it.