Porthleven is the only southwest facing fishing harbour in Cornwall, as a result it receives the occasional drubbing from the prevailing Atlantic. Last weekend, the first named storm of the winter season 'Angus' ripped up the English Channel and consequently announced its presence at the baulkheads of Porthleven Harbour. Why the personification of storms through the allocation of a name is now deemed neccessary, I'm not so sure. However I do know that when you sit out there on a piece of foam, see a growing slate-grey wall swing south into the harbour reef and put your head down - a certain magic can happen. Call it Angus or just plain good fortune.

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