Each morning, after they’ve seen their two sons off to school and before they go to their log cabin studio to create, Kara Wilson and Dave Barker go for a short walk along the South West Coast Path to wake up their senses. They live on the north side of Mawgan Porth, halfway between Padstow and Newquay, where Atlantic rollers pound the sandy beach. ‘We often go towards Bedruthan Steps, huge granite rocks that legend says were stepping stones used by a giant called Bedruthan,’ says Dave. ‘One thing we love is that the coast here is almost never the same – it could look like the Caribbean one day and wild and stormy the next. Out of season, Mawgan Porth beach is empty and quite awesome. We wander about on it and Kara takes lots of pictures.’
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