sandy swathes

A day of crossing wide, sandy, low-tide north Cornish beaches, and walking through the marram-grassed sand dunes from Perranporth to Newquay.  Perran Sands and its dunes were particularly interesting and moody under uncertain skies this morning.  Passed through the MOD lands towards Holywell, then north via Poly Joke to Crantock.

The Path then tooks us inland eastwards on the banks of the River Gannel.  With the tide out, we were able to drop down to the ephemeral beach, hop a few lingering streams of salt water, and walk over the low-tide walkway to Pentire.  From there into Newquay proper under a light drizzle.