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Porth Nanven, November 18th, 2018

Two sketches of the Cape from across Porth Nanven on a blustery, chilly autumn day.  There’s not a lot variation between the high and low water mark during this part of the tidal cycle, so incoming waves tend spend themselves further out to sea.  On occasion a series of big waves pile up over the off-shore reefs in a mountainous cascade, the easterly wind shredding the wave crests and driving curtains of spume out to sea — only the remnant ‘ghosts’ of these waves remain to tumble into shore.

 

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 24 x 15cm

 

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 24 x 15cm

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