Monday, 31 December 2018

PERRANPORTH: THREE MILES OF SAND

As this is the last day of 2018 I've been looking back over some of the photos I have snapped over the year. I chose the photo above for today as there is a St. Piran's Cornish flag flying high - the white cross on a black background.

The photo shows a very small part of the beach at Perranporth - which stretches for some three miles.

St. Piran (or Peran in the Cornish language) is generally considered to be the patron saint of Cornwall. There are various stories and legends associated with him, some quite fanciful. For example:

It seems that the Irish wanted to get rid of him so they tied him to a mill-stone and heaved him off a cliff into the rough sea - but as they did so the sea became instantly calm and Saint Piran floated safely over the water until he landed on the sandy beach of Perranzabuloe.

St. Piran's Day is on the 5th of March.

4 comments:

  1. Happy Blogging Mike and wishing you a successful New year

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    1. Thank you so much Christine and I hope you have a wonderful 2019.

      As for blogging I have a long way to go before I get to your standard on https://ednoveanfarm.co.uk/blog - one day perhaps :-) Best wishes.

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  2. Happy 2019 Mike.. I love your photo’s ...but enjoy your history lessons even more...you really do have a way with words... very best wishes to the Perry’s ...

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    1. Many thanks Margaret and for your kind comments and +1's on G+ over the previous year. Hope you and yours have a special year ahead.

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