“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.” ~ Albert Einstein

I’ve bin ogling at images of this location for many many months. so i decided to make it reality. had no idea what the trek would involve. no idea about the wind patterns. not much clue about the terrain i needed to traverse to reach the spot… wasn’t sure about the logistics of all local accommodations being sold-out while compensating the extra distances via buses and walking (but did so anyway with all my luggage in tow before even checking into a far off hostel). today i practiced the art of yes-saying instead, despite the logical hurdles. wasn’t even expecting to build anything due to so many unknowns. then poof!!! once i found the rocks i knew existed, it felt like i met old friends. LOADS OF THEM! and such a quiet peaceful place. polar opposite of central London. i spent about an hour here, and made this simple trio… now i’m stuck here for 2 weeks. already got all the local buses and directions problem-solved. and it feels a little bit like home, for now. tomorrow’s mission: spend all day on this beach and observe the tide levels.


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  1. Very inspiring quote! I love to see your artistic rock balance. You have been able to prove things that was considered as impossible but you made it possible. You have been able to harness unseen power of the nature and exhibited infront of us. Feels very happy and good to see your Great work.

  2. I Have heard this beautiful sentence from Grace Hopper : The Youthful Teacher of Us All” by Henry S. Tropp in Abacus Vol. 2, Issue 1 (Fall 1984) ISSN 0724-6722 – A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things.

  3. Another thanks from Australia. It seems you have fans world wide who appreciate your time, effort and spirit. Your art brings peaceful tension and balance to us….

    1. Ok you do beautiful things … be inspired each other and leave it to the stones …. They will come true magic !!!! Good job.
      …. If you feel I have observed from here

  4. Awesome mate.. that’s some skills there.

    Btw, that quote is well.. wrong and also wrongly attributed..

    “A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

    – William G.T. Shedd

  5. You would be in heaven at Wilsons Prominatory here in Australia Michael. Granite eggs of all sizes in coulours to make your heart sing. I’ll dig out a photo for you.

  6. It’s a real pleasure to read your stories each time !! Good luck to the country’s Fish & Chips ^^ And congratulations for this well-rounded triptych !!

    1. Those are ‘The Brisons’ at Priest’s Cove!! completely understand that you were captivated by this part of Cornwall! I’m living there now and it is raw and wild (autumn/winter). Have you visited the next cove with the dinosaur stones, Porth Nanven?

    2. Next time you’re over to this part of the world, and if you want to, I’m happy to guide you to Nanjizal Beach (well kept secret beauty spot). would make a wonderful mystical spot for your work/photos.

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