Saturday 20 May 2023

A Walk Along Par Beach, Cornwall

It's Par Beach today, not perhaps one of my favourite beaches but it's pleasant to walk along the sand.  Oh yes,  I nearly forgot, dogs like the beach.

The tide goes out a long way  and, when the tide is high, the water is still shallow unless you walk quite a distance into the sea. Children seem to like this in the summer season.

Backing onto the beach are some sand dunes.  

Below is part of the beach looking from the dunes, with green fields in the distance.

At the far back of Par Beach are caravans and chalets to let in the summer season. This area is now known as Par Sands Holiday Park.

The caravans are all neat and tidy.

Here are a couple of the chalets by a lake.

The lake is deep, so swimming, fishing and boating aren't allowed.

Seagulls, Canadian geese and ducks gather around the lake. Mostly because people like to 'feed the ducks'.

Looking across the lake, with a couple of chalets on view.

The sun got brighter as we walked and more people headed to the beach.

We had parked our car in the bumpy carpark. The cost was £1 per hour - I don't know if this will increase in the main holiday season.
The photo below, of  Par Beach, was snapped last summer.

If you like walking you'll find  Cornwall's coastal path in the Par Beach carpark. Looking towards the sea it's on your left towards the back of the car park. There's a lovely walk to Polkerris  (and beyond) along the path - the photo below was taken in July.

Here's a blog post on Polkerris: 
That's all for today. 
Thanks for visiting my blog ~ Mike.

Saturday 13 May 2023

A walk around Mevagissey Harbour

Quite a jumble of boats in Mevagissey's inner harbour. There are  a lot of cliffs and rocks too -  some  sheltering the window in the photo below.

More rocks looking out to  sea.

The harbour wall underfoot - a mixture of colours. Just think of all the people who would have walked along this harbour walls over the years.

Unfortunately these gentlemen haven't been successful with their fishing.

The Mevagissey lighthouse on the opposite harbour wall. The small lighthouse is made of cast iron and is hexagonal in shape. the The lght can be seen for about twelve nautical miles. It was built in 1896.

A very narrow road, or path leading to cottages.

The cottages have a fine view of the harbour plus the hill leading down to Mevagissey.

Boats in the harbour.

Looking across to the opposite side of Mevagissey harbour.

Bits and pieces on the harbour wall.

The harbour Office.

So, whose rock is this?

That's all of the photos for today. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. 
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Sunday 7 May 2023

A Stroll Through Fowey, Cornwall With 30 Photos

Today I'm in Fowey (pronounced Foy). I wandered down the Esplanade and then into the town. I like this route as there are some lovely views over the Fowey River. 

I was lucky as the sky was mostly blue, though a bit changeable.

Looking backwards the open sea wasn't quite so blue.

As I continued walking everything looked  bright and colourful.

Good to see bluebells in one of the gardens.

Finally I was in the town by the Ship Inn.

On the quay people were gathering for boat trips or the ferry across the river to Polruan.

 Next is Isla, the Rook with a Book. Isla celebrates the author Daphne Du Maurier's legacy and her love of Fowey, where she lived. 

One of her books includes 'The Birds' which was adapted for Alfred Hitchcock's classic film of the same name. 

Isla was unveiled by Daphne's son and is on loan to the Town of Fowey.

Here's the small Polruan ferry.

A Border Force ship sails by.

 Boat trips along the river are available.

Small boats on the river.

I continued walking up Customs House Hill ...

... and passed by the small Albert Quay where Queen Victoria visited back in 1846.

I now reached the house from where Daphne du Maurier published her first novel: the large house with blue shutters.

The house is called Ferryside as it is next to the Fowey to Bodinnick car and passenger ferry as below.

Further along the river is from where local china clay is exported

I've now turned in the opposite direction to head to Fowey town. First though two photos of refreshment establishments.

There are cottages on the narrow road towards the town. This cottage is called Du Maurier Reach

More cottages and all is quiet.

I have now reached some of the town shops.

This colourful mural leads to a pub.

Back to boats and yachts near the quay.

I'm now heading back to the Esplanade, retracing my steps.

A large terrace of cottages which overlook the Fowey river.

After the cottages are views of the River Fowey looking across to Polruan.

To finish my stroll a glance at the river before returning to my car.

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