After our meal this evening it was Hamish's time for his nightly stroll around Portreath and as it was still warm we took him to the beach. There were plenty of people about and a very strong smell of BBQ's as we walked from the harbour end towards Amy's Cove at the far side.
In the distance we saw our Harbour Association Chairman's car on the sand and as we got closer we noticed a big yellow trailer also parked up. Being curious we began walking faster and then someone told us that one of the boat-owners from the harbour had smashed his boat up in the surf. He is a lovely chap in his mid-seventies and his pride and joy was now just a wreck on the sand - it was so sad. Lots of association members were there helping to recover it so naturally we helped too.
These are the sequence of events in the process of getting it onto the trailer and then it was taken to the hardstanding on the harbour where it will stay until it can be disposed of.
The owner had been taken to hospital to be checked over but everyone said he was okay as he was clear of the boat before the surf did the damage of breaking it up.
The end of the evening ...