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Fishink in Cornwall.

August 8, 2011

I’ve just spent a beautiful week in Cornwall with some friends in a little, rather posh area called Rock.

There were amazing beaches within a 10 minute walk and so much to see and wonder at that it was a

perfect place for the keen observer like myself. The houses were pretty impressive too, I like the way

the local architects were up for trying something fresh, well constructed but still with a coastal feel.

I wandered to St Enodocs Church where the poet John Betjeman has been laid to rest.

It’s a stunning location and beautiful little church and graveyard with some amazing finds there.

I was struck by the stone carvings inside the church that date back to 1687, just look at the detail in the

figures and in the 1800’s there were some great stone engravers and some stylish alphabets used too.

It’s easy to hop on a ferry boat and be in Padstow in a matter of minutes or better still do a fabulous

coastal walk along the twisty paths and take yourself off to many other beaches around the headland.

Sand castle competitions, surfing, sunbathing, or just spotting some sea side door furniture is what a

relaxing break is all about, don’t you find ? lol. Below are the sailing boats moored next to Rock.

Of course it’s the law to try some of the local Doom Bar nectar, called after the strip of sand that runs

across the Camel Estuary. I saw some beautiful work by Melanie Mc Donald who originates from

Cornwall and is now living in France. I feel that her work captures some of that sparkle of the sunlight

on the water and the essence of the place perfectly. More Cornwall related items to follow.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2011 11:59 am

    Lovely evocative post Craig, thank you for this introduction to what looks like a lovely part of Britain. Had to laugh at your comment on door furniture – exactly my sort of holiday too!

    • August 8, 2011 12:04 pm

      Thanks for your message Sue, I knew that comment would ring true with some of the people who read this blog lol what are we like ! At least we know what makes us smile I guess.

  2. Julian permalink
    August 8, 2011 4:46 pm

    I’ve been there and your collage of details and large scenes captures the sea side idle wonderfully – thanks.

    • August 8, 2011 4:54 pm

      Funny you seem to go to all the same places as me ! Thanks for the comments.

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