I've just figured out that I AM organized, after all, and have decided to tackle the Cornwall part of our recent England trip first.
So, after Roche last post, you'll see a smattering of both Charlestown and Fowey this time, small towns on the coast near Pauline and Chris' home.
1. Charlestown, Cornwall
Charlestown is only 6 miles from Pauline's, so it was an easy trip our first day,
after arriving by train from Bath.
It's a fishing port developed in the late 1790's and has remained relatively unchanged.
Because of that, it's been used as a filming location for both movies and TV series.
We stayed long enough to get a feel for the place, looking out to the Celtic Sea!
I wonder, of course, if Charleston, SC, in the USA, is a distant relative?
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2. Fowey, Cornwall
The next day, after our morning visit to the Roche Rock and parish church, we spent the afternoon in Fowey (pronounced foy), this time with Chris along for the ride.
Fowey is another small town and cargo port, this time 12 miles from "home base."
The parking lot near the ferry even has spaces for boats.
It was a good start to our trip.
Fowey has been the inspiration of many authors, apparently,
with Daphne de Maurier's house across the River Fowey pointed out to us.
We wandered our way through the town, stopping whenever and wherever we wished...
ending up at the harbor.
That's where we watched the school kids catch their ferry across the river home.
It's a cozy inlet from the Celtic Sea.
But it was the parish church, dedicated to Saint Finbarr, that Pauline wanted us to see,
and where we spent the rest of the afternoon.
The earlier Norman church was rebuilt in the 1460s after the French destroyed it.
Pauline wanted us to see the green men!
You could spend hours looking at the details.
This is o l d.
This is o l d.
But Pauline wanted us to see the other green men inside...
after I got my first impressions of the nave.
What is it about the green men in these churches????
Lisl and Philine know a lot about them...and now they've got my atrention.
Even the pulpit, constructed from a Spanish galleon's captain's cabin, has them.
Don't you want to know everything about them?
By now the stained glass windows seem ordinary by comparison.
Did I say that?
And in case we didn't know, yes, it is still an active parish church,
keeping the needs of the impoverished in mind.
As I always say, Impressions, Impressions, Impressions.