St. Agnes Head along the northern coast of Cornwall is spectacularly beautiful. When I was there in mid August, it was covered with heather and gorse. The image above is taken from behind the National Coastwatch Station in St. Agnes Head. The National Coastwatch, an entirely volunary organization, was formed in 1994 to keep "a visual watch along UK shores. Each station assists in the protection and preservation of life at sea and around the UK coastline." The watchmen were very friendly and invited me into the station to see how they do their job and their bird's eye vantage point of the coastline. They then suggested I follow the lower coast path taking care not to fall off it, as it would be there job to search for me.
I am not sure that I have ever seen so much heather and gorse. If I have, it was as a child when I lived in England. This was truly amazing. Everywhere I looked, the ground was covered with it and each view was different. Below are close ups as well as shots of the heather and gorse near the cliff sides. I was remarkably fortunate with the light as well, with near perfect conditions. I kept saying "thank you, thank you" to mother nature for showing me such beauty. It was healing to the soul. Words really cannot do justice to what I saw, so I will sign off. There are old quarries and tin mine shafts along the walk as well.