Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
|Trenance, Cornwall Viaduct|
The original Cornish viaducts / bridges were indeed wooden - built on masonary piers.
I found the photo below (in the public domain) of the Truro Railway Carvedras Viaduct from 1859. This shows the wooden construction supporting the railway lines. At the time this was done to save money, but was a false economy as stronger stone viaducts had to be built in 1899.
The original stone piers remain next to the newer viaducts.
|Truro, Cornwall Viaduct|
|Truro Viaduct today|
Monday, 21 January 2019
The photo above shows part of the Trenance Viaduct, Cornwall.
A viaduct was first built here in 1858 but had to be replaced in 1899. It's quite a construction as it has ten piers and is 115 feet (35m) high and 720 feet (220m) long.
The photo below is a small river - made white by china clay deposits - running under the viaduct.
China Clay Country for example
Sunday, 20 January 2019
|One end of Carlyon Bay beach|
|A view of the sea from the footpath|
|Part of Carlyon Bay golf course|
|Looking across to the White Pyramid|
|Approaching Spit Beach|
|A muddy coastal foorpath|
|The sea view when retracing our steps|
Saturday, 19 January 2019
Tintagel Old Post Office, Cornwall. Today's photo is a street scene from about 1890 showing the very same Post Office. The actual building dates back to the 14th century. I picked up the photo, with others, a while back at a car boot sale. It's not the clearest of pictures but shows how things once were - a bygone age.
Friday, 18 January 2019
The photos today are of Portmellon and the narrow coastal road. Follow the road left up the hill and you will reach the popular village of Mevagissey.
It's perhaps hard to imagine that there is a sandy beach under all of those waves. In the summer there will be people enjoying the sunshine and launching small boats from the slipway.
Thursday, 17 January 2019
|Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum|
We parked our car at Wheal Martyn - Cornwall's China Clay Museum. The china clay people in the photo are at the entrance.
|An ornamental chimney with pictures representing the clay industry|
|A china clay lake|
Part of the China Clay Trail
|Another China Clay Lake, once a quarry|
|The China Clay Countryside|
|Another view of the China Clay country, Cornwall|
I decided it was advisable to retrace my steps - it can sometimes be a problem walking along unknown paths and tracks!