Having time to explore, we went to Praa Sands
but the weather was not totally on our side
|the waves were really crashing on those rocks|
I did have a moment when I thought, should I be standing here!
some properties were under threat and would likely be lost eventually...
the boulders and rocks put there would have helped a bit, but not totally...sadly
The weather improved a couple of days later, so we went back and walked the other part of the beach...
reading this, but it has suffered from weather erosion...
The Beach Tree
Once I stood so proud above the sea
Majestic, green and proud to be
The tallest magnificent old garden tree
I watched for months as the storms got stronger
Until my roots could hold no longer
Day by day more cliff gave away
I was moving closer towards the bay
I rocked and swayed like never before
I could feel myself heading towards the shore
The garden I left was to be no more
In came the wave that crashed overhead
And down I slid towards the sea bed
Refusing to fall I ended upright
The sand round my roots wedging me in so tight
Touching the cliff I held on so hard
Now here's where I stand still proud but scarred
My bark has come off and my leaves have all gone
But I am again that proud tree that is still hanging on
Glad we got to have a good walk in the sunshine after all that stormy weather
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