Cornwall mini series Part 1: Mawgan Porth beach

This is the first in a series of short reflections on places in north Cornwall.

There will be few words, and mainly images.

To begin, few things could be lovelier than a quiet beach in the muted light of early evening.

You may find Mawgan Porth on the north Cornish coast not far from Newquay. A fish and chip restaurant, an enticing pub, both with peaceful views of the sea: this is a place to calm the soul.

But maybe you’ll just want to wander on the beach, gaze at the sea, and let its serenity fill you.

SC Skillman

psychological, paranormal and mystery fiction and non-fiction.

My next book ‘Paranormal Warwickshire’ will be published on 15th June 2020 by Amberley Publishing.

A Fresh Sense of Perspective From the Sea

Eastbourne view
Eastbourne view

Here are a few views from our recent visit to Eastbourne.

Eastbourne Pier
Eastbourne Pier

Living as I do in the Midlands, I cannot help missing the seaside!  There’s nothing like water – be it river, lake or sea – to make us feel open and free and to give us a fresh sense of perspective.

Now I’m back in Warwick I’m continuing to edit my new novel ‘A Passionate Spirit’ before it goes to be typeset. I have some sharp and perceptive comments from beta readers; their own perspective is invaluable, and I’m just about to go through the ms making changes according to their guidelines.

This editing work will be finished by the time we go to the Lake District at the beginning of August – and then there’ll be more opportunity for reflection among lakes and mountains.

view across to Beachy Head
view across to Beachy Head

view above Holywell Retreat, Eastbourne
view above Holywell Retreat, Eastbourne