The Queens Hotel has been described as ‘Britain’s best storm-watching hotel’ during November’s Storm Diana.
Local photojournalist Greg Martin came to us in order to get the best vantage point for photographing the waves coming up over Penzance Promenade and the results did not disappoint.
Martin, a who took the shots for Cornwall Live, said: “I have covered every storm hitting Penzance’s promenade over the past five years. Always with the Queens’ iconic white frontage in my field of vision. Often darting into the hotel’s porch for some temporary shelter when the biggest waves hit.
“Head-to-toe in wet weather gear, shielding my camera equipment from the spray and watching out for rogue waves as the freezing water breaches my breeches, I have often looked in, with envy, at the faces watching the storm from the sun lounge – drinking tea, smiling, dry.
“So, with Storm Diana on the horizon, I checked in to Penzance’s most sea-sprayed structure to photograph high tide from the inside.”
You can view the photos here.