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"Quite the loveliest village in England."
I headed 'down south' to the beautiful county of Cornwall in England. I based myself in a old stone lodge perched up on the hillside above the quaintest and prettiest of places Mousehole. The lanes were the most narrow you could ever imagine - perfect for horses and carts of days gone by - but not for modern drivers of a nervous disposition! Where to start? So much to show and so little space. I'm always drawn to water and clusters of colourful boats so the harbour is as perfect a starting point as any.
The coastline along Cornwall experienced more than a fair share of battering by storms especially earlier this year and yet difficult to imagine when the water was so still and the Cornish black and white St Piran's flag fluttered gently in the warm breeze.
Of course I was attracted to these beams of grunginess! Really, who wouldn't be?! As others nearby admired the picturesque view across to St Michael's Mount, I lurked amongst the wood and rust!
The sheltered harbour is a hive of activity and especially during the summer months. The community comes together in times of celebration and disaster. I'll cover the difficult times of Spanish invasions and lifeboat disasters at a later date, but for now here's a taster of happy care-free sunny days.
Drinking, song and dance feature strongly at these events - a real sense of community spirit. I spotted these two lads warming up for a gig and their place in the local spotlight. I imagined their mums being so proud of them.
I hope you enjoyed Mousehole. I've plenty more to show you soon. It's a good feeling to get back into blogging… I sort of lost it for a while.
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Hope you have a lovely week ahead and remember to take some time out for yourself to take a closer look at your surroundings.
Oh what a photographer's dream place! I love the old and historic...the Three Brothers boat is very striking. And the stone and rust wall is just beautiful! A very lovely tour!
Viv @ Thoughts from the Desktop(non-registered)
I really will visit Mousehole one day, we were near there but not enough time. As Barbara wrote the Mousehole Cat is a wonderful book although I don't fancy Stargazey Pie !!!
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