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Friday 17th March: Sully

Photo from Sue Lea

From Sue Lea

A posy of flowers from Polcoverack Farm was placed on the beach today in memory of a dear man, Peter Phillips, who died recently. His funeral was on 16th February. Peter loved Coverack and visited the village many times over the past thirty years.

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100 Mile Run from Coverack

Race start at noon

Setting off from Bus Hut Green at noon
heading round the coast path

Coverack 10th February

Passing the church yard

Athletes going up past the church
Destination Porthtowan via Lands End

107 Take Part

Wayne Sara, who ran as far as Zennor, spoke on Radio Cornwall. He said that about 107 people started the run and of those, about 61 finished the 100 mile course.

There were qualifying checkpoints, approximately every 20 miles for taking on food and drink. These were at Porthleven, Mousehole, Sennan, St Ives, finishing at Porthtowan.

Based on the results of the 2015 race it takes the lead runners about four and a half hours to complete each 20 mile stage.

100 mile Coastpath Run
Starts in Coverack 10th February

100 mile 36 hour endurance run starting from Coverack to Porthtowen via Lands End.
125 competitors starting from the Green at 12:00 on Friday 10 Feb.
Link to organisers website.

More details

Rainbow Over Coverack Bay

Coverack Rainbow

4th February about 5pm

Coverack Beach
4th February

Coverack Beach

2nd February - Gale Coming

Harbour view

Coverack Harbour from the Mill Shop

Strong Southerly Winds

A fishing boat on Dolor point was being rocked by the wind this morning, as a southerly gale swept across Coverack Bay.

It was difficult to stay on your feet, and workers re-roofing the Watch House had a challenging task.

Yellow weather warning for Friday 3rd
Windward coastal areas will see a longer period of 50 to 60 mph gusts with isolated gusts to 70 mph. - Met Office

Mill Road gets a wash/awash

View of Mill Beach

View towards Mill Beach

New Church Launched

More than 180 people gathered on Sunday to celebrate the launch of a new Methodist Church in St Keverne.  Two services were held in the former Methodist hall, which has now become the United Methodist Church St Keverne.
The congregations of St Keverne and Ponsongath have amalgamated to form the new church, which now comprises around 25 regular members.   In future they will meet each Sunday for services in what was the adjacent hall, which will still be available for use by community groups, including the parish council for its monthly meetings, outside of the service times.
To mark the occasion members of St Keverne and Coverack Anglican parish churches joined with the Methodist church on Sunday for a service attended by more than 90 people.
By Emma Ferguson        Helston Packet

New Church Launched

Photo from The Helston Packet

Ponsongath and St Keverne

Coverack Open Gardens

Do you have a lovely garden were visitors can wander and delight in the early summer flowers and plants? If so, would you open it for the day to help raise a donation to the local branch of Cancer Research UK?

Size and style doesn't matter. We welcome all gardens - formal, wild, work in progress, patio.... I'm so grateful to the gardeners who work so hard to get their gardens perfect as I know how much love and attention is needed, but it's also extremely satisfying to have that hard work appreciated and share knowledge with like-minded people.

If you would like more information, please contact me, Gloria Knight.on 01326 280532 or e.mail gloria@livingincornwall.com

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Coverack Car Park - 19th January

Car park top level

Top tier - now clear

Coverack Car Park

The upper tier of Coverack Charity Car Park can now be restored to its intended purpose. The surface still needs to be cleared of mud, vegetation cut back, and fresh aggregate added, to bring it into use.

St Keverne Parish Council succeeded, when both Kerrier District Council, and then Cornwall Council had failed.

Travellers occupied the top tier for over ten years.

Sunrise on 19th January

Sunrise 19th January

View from Dolor Point

Taking Down the Lights

At the harbour
John and Ian

Most of the Coverack Christmas lights were removed today, to be stored away ready for putting back in place next November.

6th January 2017

Coiling the necklace
Alan and Bill

Many people came to Coverack to admire our Christmas lights. Each year we aim to install a new feature - in 2016 it was the rescue helicopter.

7th January 2017

Loading the Bridge

Ben collecting up the frames of the Christmas pudding and the bridge aided by Richard, Bill, Ian, Harry, Geoff, John, Peter and Graham

Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make Coverack Christmas lights so good in 2016.

Room on the beach

Mill Beach, Coverack

2nd January

Swimmers at Porthbeer Cove

Swimmers at Porthbeer

2nd January

Sunny Corner and School Hill

Sunny Corner

2nd January

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Video of Coverack on Youtube

David Skentelbery from Lymm in Cheshire has put together some short videos of Coverack , which can be viewed on youtube by following the link below. The compilation lasts for just over 6 minutes.

I found the narration a bit quiet in relation to the background music, but there are some interesting shots of the village.

Watch the video here

See more photos taken on 14th September

Coverack Windsurfing Centre

                Updated December 2016