Saturday 5 August 2023

A Taste of Polperro Harbour and Village Cornwall


A few photos of Polperro for today's post. Starting above with a boat entering Polperro's harbour.



The large village has been known for fishing stretching way back to the Domesday Book - which was completed in 1086. It is now  very much a popular tourist destination.


Many of the old fishermen's houses and cottages remain, some of which, are holiday homes.


The River Pol flows through the village.



A few boats in the harbour - a colourful sight on a sunshine day.


Houses on high in Polperro.





The name Polperro, as I understand it, originates from the  Cornish language word  Porthpyra, meaning a harbour or cove named after Pyran. 

I came across the old picture of Polperro, below, which is in  the Public Domain.

Thank you for visiting my blog, Mike.
All good wishes.

6 comments:

  1. Hello Mike, happy weekend. Thank you for sharing your journey again, and again where you have been is place I've never traveled to.

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    1. Thank you very much - appreciated. Hope you have an interesting weekend. Good wishes.

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  2. Lovely photos Mike. The harbours around Cornwall are so attractive, thanks for some colour & sunshine, there hasn't been much around this summer.

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    1. Good to hear from you David. I like wandering around the Cornish harbours, each have their own characters. What I don't like so much are the car park charges, especially in Polperro. It has been very windy and rainy here - to think my son has gone camping with the grandchildren! He seems to have survived though. All good wishes.

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  3. What a pretty and colourful place it is. It looks so peaceful, but I imagine it can get quite a bashing during big storms.

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    1. Hello, it's a lovely village, but can get very busy in the summer season with tourists . Thanks.

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