Cornwall

Pictures from Cornwall

Tintagel

The first place we went to in Cornwall was Tintagel. Out on the headland was the ruins of the castle and a fair number of other buildings.

Old post office

And in the village was the old post office, now a tourist attraction.

Stone wall

Cornwall had stone walls, too, like the Lake District. But the building style was quite different here.

Fowey

After Tintagel, we travelled south to visit the village of Fowey.

Coastal path

From Fowey we took the little ferry boat across the estuary of the River Fowey to Polruan. Here, after climbing up steeply out of the village, we went for a short walk along the coastal path.

Aunt Jean

We stayed with Paul's aunt Jean, who lives in Mylor Bridge near Falmouth. Seen here with our children Caroline and Matthew.

St. Michael’s Mount

In the morning we took the boat to St. Michael’s Mount. We climbed the hill and looked around the castle. Unfortunately the gardens were closed that day.

St. Michael’s Mount view

The weather was mostly sunny, and windy, so from the top of the hill there was a good view over the mainland.

Land’s End

And then onwards to Land’s End. Although the day had been fine up to now, there were some rain squalls here, so we didn’t dally about much.

Land’s End sign

If you want, the shop at Land’s End will put up the sign for your home town. However since they charged several pounds for the service, we just photographed someone else’s sign.

Lelant Saltings

Driving, or even parking, in St. Ives is an awful thing to do. So we went a short distance away from the town and took the train there.

St. Ives

Even though it was cold and windy in St. Ives, there were still people on the beach there (but none in the water). We got there at low tide, but before long the sea came in and started to float the boats.

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