Emerald and sapphire

My first visit to Polperro a couple of weeks ago reminded me just how clear the Cornish sea can be – where I live on the Devon-Dorset border, coastal erosion means that the sea is often cloudy with sediment.

Most of the time I was there, the clouds hid the sun, but for just a glorious moment, they parted and the sparkling emerald and sapphire glory of the water was revealed. The brooding skies added their own special element, of course.

Dramatic lighting off Peak Rock, Polperro

Looe PL13, UK