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Newquay Harbour

The original harbour was built in the mid 15th century, but it was in the late 18th century that it became significant, on the back of the booming Cornish mining industry. The coming of the railway brought mineral ores to the harbour to be shipped over to South Wales for smelting. The wagons had to be winched up and down the cliff through a tunnel which still exists...look out for it when you visit.

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Checking Them Over

A fisheries protection officer doing spot checks on all the local fishing boats, including FH37, off the Roseland coast, for today's #joinindaily theme of "The Number 3", by +Johnny Wills #justforfun

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Tolverne Foot Ferry

Operating in summer only, this is the foot ferry on the River Fal to take visitors to Treslissick House at the top of Cornwall's Carrick Roads. We had a lovely walk by the river this summer, often in thick woods where the river can barely be seen at all, then opening up for views like this.

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Roseland Rambles

This beautiful, quiet part of Cornwall has drawn us in over the past two summers, with its wonderful coastal walks and villages. Based in Portscatho, we've explored quite a few of its treasures, and always looked forward to an evening stroll by the harbour to end the day.
We'll be back!

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Along The Coast

Walking along the coastal path on the eastern coast of the Roseland peninsula between Portscatho and St Anthony Head, there are marvellous views over the sea to distant bays, and it also passes several beaches. Some have little or no access...some, like this one here, before ravens hole ...have good access, but none of them are ever really crowded. Perfect.

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Hawker's House

The Reverend Hawker, who built the famous hut on the cliffs near Morwenstow, also built the vicarage, near to the church. When he became vicar, there had not been one at Morwenstow for over 100 years, and the previous vicarage was uninhabitable. He designed the new one himself, and even sourced the stone locally himself with the aid of a local stone cutter. All the chimneys are based on the towers of other churches where he had been the vicar.
A very resourceful chap was Reverend Hawker!

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Across The Road

A shot taken on a walk around St Anthony Head, across Carrick Roads to Falmouth. The name for this wide, deep estuary is derived from the Cornish dowr carrek, meaning rock anchorage. It has been important for maritime trade and as a naval base for centuries. Falmouth is now the dominant town on its shores, but nearby Penryn once held that title.

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Goscar Rock

Another shot "unearthed" from last year's visit: Goscar Rock sitting in the middle of Tenby's crescent shaped North Beach. At around 50 ft high, it's often proved too much of a temptation for young children to climb, with one young lad getting stuck on top of it for hours earlier this year.

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Truro Cathedral

A view to the nave and the west rose window of this beautiful Gothic revival style cathedral in Cornwall's capital city. Despite looking medieval, the cathedral was built between 1880 and 1910, on the site of the previous parish church. The exterior dominates the city, and we've admired it many times, but this year decided we must have a look inside. Wow...simply stunning!

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Porthbeor

Looking north up the coast of Cornwall's Roseland peninsula, past Porthbeor beach and Elwinick Cove, to Porthmellin Head. Unfortunately this section of coast is a little unstable, and Porthbeor has had to be closed off to the public, which is a bit of a shame, but you can still marvel at its beauty from the coastal path above. This was taken on a lovely walk around St Anthony Head back in July, when the sun shone brightly and the sea was a beautiful blue. Happy memories!

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