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CLEAR WATER IN THE HARBOUR AT MOUSEHOLE
A summer photo of Mousehole harbour. At times the sea takes on a very blue, transparent shade, so that the green seaweed covered ropes, used for boat moorings, can be seen.

It is generally accepted that the last recorded speaker of the Cornish language, Dolly Pentreath, was from Mousehole village. The language is gradually being resurrected, and many road names are now shown in Cornish as well as English.

#England #Cornwall #Mousehole #Harbour #CornishLanguage #DollyPentreath

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PORTSCATHO
Portscatho hides away in the south-westerly corner of Gerrans Bay, on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall. Once the home for pilchard fleets in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries - a very much reduced fleet nowadays.

#England #Cornwall #Portscatho #Roseland #Peninsula

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Towering serpentine and the lull of the waves at Kynance Cove - autumn days in Cornwall

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PHOTO ON A SEPTEMBER SUNSHINE DAY
Looking out of the window at the grey sky today, it's hard to believe that I snapped this photo just two weeks ago. It was one of those perfect days when the sea around Cornwall takes on an almost Mediterranean blue. Of course, it won't be that colour today! The photo is of the small, stony beach and cliffs at Charlestown, with a glimpse of the harbour wall.

For Poldark fans they have recently been filming scenes, for the next series, here at Charlestown.

#England #Cornwall #Charlestown #Beach #Cliffs #Seascape #Blue #Sea #Poldark

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LOOKING ACROSS TO GRIBBIN HEAD
A mist in the morning air as I looked across the green fields to Gribbin Head with it's Gribbin Tower. The tower was built for navigational purposes in 1832 to distinguish it from other headlands. It has no light, but is painted with broad red and white bands. On various days during the summer months the tower is open and it's possible to climb to the top - for wonderful views.

#England #Cornwall #Gribbin #Head #Tower

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THE HOUSE AROUND THE BEND
Above the cliffs, and with sea views, I spotted this house on Cornwall's north coast, near Port Isaac, earlier in the year.

For #joinindaily set by +Johnny Wills - today's theme 'Around The Bend'.

#England #North #Cornwall #PortIsaac #House #SeaView

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RAIN IS IMMINENT BUT THERE ARE TREASURES TO BE FOUND
It's going to rain - so what! It's still uplifting to walk along the beach as the tide recedes, who knows what treasures may be found - a shell, a wondrous stone, delightful driftwood, and perhaps a coin left behind by the pirates of old ...

Toodle-oo for now.

The photo is of the beach at Looe, Cornwall.

#England #Cornwall #Looe #Beach #Tide #Clouds

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Kynance Cove

We visited the National Trust's hauntingly beautiful, Kynance Cove, on the Lizard Peninsular today. Here great towers of serpentine rock punctate the soft sand that lapping around sea caves and beaches - perfect to explore and a great café for a cream tea on the foreshore above it too!

#Kynance-cove #The-Lizard #Cornwall

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SEATING BY THE OLD WATER TOWER
This water tower is a strange construction, built in 1865. It's original purpose was as a water reservoir for nearby Trelissick House. The height of the tower was such that it could provide enough water pressure to fight fires effectively.

No longer needed for fire fighting the tower has been converted into living accommodation with one circular room on each of four floors connected by a spiral staircase.

Photo for #joinindaily set by +Johnny Wills - today's theme 'Outside Seating', the seats are bottom left!

#England #Cornwall #Trelissick #Water #Tower #Fire-Fighting

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THE HARBOUR AT PADSTOW
Padstow is traditionally another Cornish fishing port, and village, and is now very popular with tourists. This has it's bad side, as property prices have risen rapidly as outsiders buy a second or holiday home here. This means locals are often unable to afford to buy property in the area - which isn't really satisfactory.

Anyway, it's a pretty location and is the start of the Saints Way. Padstow was originally named Petroc-stow after the Welsh missionary Saint Petroc, who landed at Trebetherick around AD 500. So lots of history here.

#England #Cornwall #Padstow #Fishing #Port #Harbour #Tourism #St-Petroc
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