After so much rain and greyness the sun finally shone (10th of January) so we headed down to Mevagissey. The tide was out so the Inner Harbour - above - was a jumble of boats.
I snapped a few photos as we walked. The boats were still able to manoeuvre in the outer harbour.
Mevagissey is primarily a fishing village. Years ago the boats would catch pilchards, but the demand gradually decreased. The pilchards were then rebranded as Cornish Sardines - and the sales increased! What a difference a name can make.
Looking east from the harbour wall shows the rugged coastline.
Two girls were out at sea on their paddle boards. The sea was so blue, calm and perfect. As I have no doubt said before, the sea around Cornwall has many colours and shades dependent on the weather conditions.
Along the wall that divides the inner and outer harbours are some of the paraphernalia for the fishing boats. The public aren't allowed along this walkway for safety reasons.
Not sure if She Sells sells sea shells but you'll find the shop by the harbour.
Looking out to the entrance of the outer harbour. Hard to believe this is January.
A few fishing boats and one of the harbour walls. Always interesting to walk along the wall unless, of course, the weather isn't too good.
A further stretch of the walkable harbour wall.
Below is the entrance to Mevagissey's inner harbour - used when the water has risen to a suitable level.
Houses overlooking the harbour. Many are now holiday or second homes. This has pushed the prices up and up. So much so that it is now difficult for locals to afford them, especially the young looking for their first home. Many have to move away. This effects the dynamics of the whole village: the shops, pubs, businesses and the community.
There's a range of small shops (and pubs & restaurants) in the village but many are aimed at the visitors who flood Mevagissey in the main summer months.
Here are three more Mevagissey posts with lots of photos:
An Introduction to Mevagissey, Cornwall The Two Saint Village
Mevagissey The Two Saint Village and Harbour - 10 Photos
Mevagissey, Cornwall - Where It's A Good Job That Cows Can't Fly!