Sunday, 26 July 2009

Snap Shot Cornwall

Trip to Cornwall
19th July to 25th July

England's West Country is a pretty spectacular place and though I love the moors of Devon, in Cornwall it's often the coast that enthrals visitors. Rugged cliffs, tiny fishing villages and secluded beaches all enchant. When we visited, the English summer was at its worst; wet, cold gusty winds. My Cousin's new home in Launceston has great views of the 11th Century Norman Castle.
We didn't just eat pasties at Padstow, but also took a rather nice stroll along the Estuary. The view here is of moth of the River Camel and the town of Rock on the opposite shore.
Surf rips into rugged cliffs north of Widemouth Bay
Adequate footwear for walking?
The pretty little fishing town and port of Boscastle. The sheltered harbour is protected by walls and steep cliffs and the village straddles the small tidal river. Summer blooms; spectacular hydrangeas better than my father could ever grow.
The 14th Century Old Post Office in Tintagel.
We called this fellow David.


Edward said...


Really terrific photos - the tidal river with the little houses by the side especially. It is like it has been forgotten by time

Andrew said...

Thanks Ed

Cornwall is a pretty magical place. You can see the ocean from most spots and in many ways it reminds me of the England found in those classic Children's story books. In the summer tourism is massive though and as a result I normally try to avoid the UK during their summer.

Boscastle, the place you mention, was devastated by flash flooding in 2004 and it was pretty impressive to see how much the rebuilding has progressed.

There's a walking trail that follows the whole coast of Cornwall and Devon that is on my list of things I really want to do one day.