Saturday 16 March 2019
Mevagissey The Two Saint Village and Harbour - 10 Photos
It had been a rough night with high winds and drifting rain but by morning everything seemed more settled. We drove down to Mevagissey to have a wander around the harbour - always an interesting place to visit.
Because of the bad weather during the night all of the boats were sheltered in the inner part of the harbour. The sea still got a little moody as we walked.
The attractive old cottages along the edge of the harbour have lovely views. It is said that the village dates back to the beginning of the 1300s.
There's always fishing paraphernalia on the harbour side.
The photo below shows the entrance to the inner harbour, where the boats are protected from adverse weather conditions. The shed-like building to the left is where - once through the harbour - the fishing boats unload their catch. Fresh fish is usually for sale.
Various pots and floats are piled high on the harbour side - can just see the lighthouse in the background.
Looking across from one outer harbour side wall to the other.
And Mevagissey is looking good! The name, by the way, is derived from two Irish saints: St Meva and St Issey.
A final photo of harbour side shops, one of them being She Sells. Remember the old tongue twister?
She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
The shells she sells are surely sea-shells!
So if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore,
Then I'm sure she sells sea-shore shells!
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