SW8835 : Headland near Porthcurnick Beach

taken 4 years ago, near to Portscatho, Cornwall, Great Britain

Headland near Porthcurnick Beach
Headland near Porthcurnick Beach
This little headland is occupied by a small National Coastwatch observation post. Such posts were once operated by the Coastguard but due to cutbacks many were closed and of course lives were resultantly lost, so Coastwatch was established as a voluntary organisation, often manned by retired coastguards, to rectify this situation. Lives have been saved since.

The posts are manned by locals, with excellent knowledge of the seas, currents, local amenities, best fishing locations and useful local businesses or contacts so I usually make a point of dropping in and mining this rich vein of information. The staff are gentlemen, immaculately turned out and combine good humour with absolutely essential info and professionalism. More strength to their collective elbow.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Paths  Educational sites  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8820 3597 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:11.1480N 4:58.0968W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8819 3598
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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