The first week of 2014 was a stormy one in Cornwall. The New Year got off to a riotous start with a holy trilogy of strong winds, high tides and enormous swell generated by storms in the Atlantic.
Crashing waves engulfed headlands, rock formations tumbled, sand-dunes were swept away and may buildings on beaches were damaged. it was quite a spectacle and images of the storm of the decade were relayed around the world.
In Cornwall we are often the first to get battered by storms. Storms are just a fact of life in this extreme South West corner of the country. But this storm surge was big by anyone’s standards.
Check this video to see footage of Cornwall’s storm battered coast.