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St Agnes Heritage Coast

The 1,500 acre protected coastline lies along the north Cornwall coast. It starts at Godrevy Towans in the west and continues for about 12 miles to the north east, through Portreath, Porthtowan and ends just past St Agnes Head, which is at the centre horizon in this photo.
This was a mining area from prehistoric times to the 1920s, and many relics of the mining industry can still be viewed when walking the coastal path.

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Up The Creek

St Just Creek on the Roseland peninsula. Sunlight breaking through after a period of rain.

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Portholland

Two small, secluded coves in Veryan Bay on the Roseland peninsula, joined together by a single beach at low tide as seen here. The two hamlets that perch on the cliffs of the coves are East and West Portholland, virtually unchanged for over one hundred years.

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Overview

The iconic St Michael's Mount is a much photographed Cornish landmark, but this shot from atop Trencrom Hill may be a view new to many. Although appearing much nearer, that's a distance of around 4.5 miles.

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St Materiana

Another view of this lovely Saxon style church at Tintagel, which lies at the top of Glebe Cliff some way from the village, and within sight of the castle ruins at Tintagel Island.

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Mevagissey Bay

A walk along the coastal path to the north of Mevagissey, on the cliffs above Polstreath beach and to Penare Point, with great views over the bay. The popular Pentewan beach lies just up ahead...one to explore another day.

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The Funnel

A shot of some people looking at the collapsed sea cave know as the Funnel, beside the imposing granite cliff of Funnel Zawn, just to the north east of Gwennap Head,. One day the spit of land between the two collapsed sections will no doubt be deemed too dangerous, but for now it's a great vantage point from which to witness the power of the sea, even on a relatively calm day.

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What's In A Name

Boat registration numbers tell us where a vessel was registered: e.g. FY stands for Fowey. What I hadn't realised before is that the numbers can be reassigned when a ship has been scrapped. Whilst I can't find any information regarding the current whereabouts of boat FY 838 seen here a few years ago in Polperro harbour, the number has an interesting history. During WWII, the British government commandeered many merchant vessels for use by the Royal Navy. One such boat was a trawler registered in Fowey as FY 838, but which became known as HMS Retako between 1940 and 1945. Having survived the war, she was returned to her owner, before ending up being scrapped in Belgium in 1962. I wonder where the number will pop up next?

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Porthbean

A usually quiet, secluded little beach of rock and sand to the north of Portscatho on the Roseland peninsula. Access can be a bit tricky but the coastal path actually crosses part of the beach so you're more likely to see walkers there than sun worshippers.

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Portwrinkle

What was once a thriving pilchard centre is now a quiet backwater on the western end of the Rame peninsula. The 4 mile expanse of Whitsand Bay lies just to the east and that is where most visitors will head to, leaving Portwrinkle's tiny harbour and Finnygook beach relatively empty.

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