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Mike Perry
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DEFINITELY BIGGER THAN NORMAL
This street entertainer on stilts is somewhat bigger than normal - so a photo for #joinindaily. Today's theme, set by +Johnny Wills, being 'Smaller or Bigger Than It Normally Is'.

#England #Cornwall #St-Austell #Feast #Week #Street #Entertainers
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UP TIGHT AND PERSONAL WITH A GUNNERA
A section of a leaf of the massive Gunnera plant, from the depths of my son's garden. I couldn't really get any closer for today's #joinindaily theme of 'Leaves As Close As You Can Get' as set by +Johnny Wills

#Garden #Plants #Flowers #Green #Close-Up #Gunnera
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ON THE RUSTY TRAIL AGAIN
Rust languishing outside a house for #rustysunday

+RustySunday +Gary Posner
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THE RACE IS ON
After passing Henry VIII's Castle at St.Mawes, Cornwall the Working Boats Race was on - two of the boats in the photo. They are known as Truro River Oyster Dredging Boats and the name tells us how they were originally used. Traditionally made of wood and sometimes also referred to as Falmouth Working Boats.

For #joinindaily set by +Johnny Wills - today's theme 'Racing'.

#England #Cornwall #St-Mawes #Castle #Dredging #Boats #Race #Oysters #Truro #River #Falmouth
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MOOCHING AROUND THE BACK STREETS OF PORT ISAAC
Many tourists who visit Cornwall's small fishing villages tend to stick to the harbours and the sea frontage. But it's interesting to also wander around the back of the villages as well.

The photo shows a 'back street' of Port Issac (home of Doc Martin). The old cottages are full of character and the roads, well they aren't really roads! So not too much traffic about.

#England #Cornwall #Port-Isaac #Village #Cottages #Doc-Martin
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BRONZE AGE BRIDGE NOT SUITABLE FOR MODERN VEHICLES!
The slabs of rock to the left of the photo is a bridge, known as Tarr Steps over the River Barle in Exmoor National Park.

Some date the bridge, known as a Clapper Bridge, back to the Bronze age which would make it roughly from about 1000BC. Of course it's meant for people and, perhaps horses and other animals, so today's traffic has to wade though the river's water or take another route.

Photo for #joinindaily set by +Johnny Wills - today's theme 'In The Water NOT On The Water'.
#England #Somerset #Exmoor #Park #Tarr-Steps #Clapper #Bridge #River #Barle #Bronze-Age
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STRANDED ON THE SAND ...
The little boats wait patiently for the tide to turn - so they can once more regain their freedom.

The scene at Portscatho, Cornwall.

#England #Cornwall #Portscatho #Harbour #Boats
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INTERESTING DRAINPIPES
A terrace of old cottages in the Cotswolds showing off their saucy angled drainpipes for #joinindaily - as set by +Johnny Wills - today's theme being 'Drain Pipes'.

Snapped the photo in sepia (or was it the Cotswolds?) last year.

The subject of drainpipes reminded me of the song 'My Pink Half of the Drainpipe' by Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band. Though I don't think it will appeal to many people here's a link anyway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aolMV0oNCBE

#England #Cotswolds #Cottages #Drainpipes
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HOP ABOARD IF YOU ARE COMING
Down on the farm the Border Collie is heading towards the left, lots of work to be done.

For #joinindaily set by +Johnny Wills - today's theme 'Going To The Left'.

#Dogs #Border-Collie #Farm #Vehicle
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THE END OF THE PIER
Going to the seaside on holiday started for the English in the 18th century - initially for health reasons. But the resorts gradually changed and for many this later developed a tradition of buckets & spades, sand castles, donkey rides, kiss-me-quick-hats, Punch & Judy shows, fish & chips ... and a walk along the pier.

The 'end of the pier' photo was taken in Sussex on England's south coast.

#England #Sussex #Holidays #Pier
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