Thursday, June 15, 2017

CORNWALL 2017: The Mevagissey Fishing Port


The same day we did the Spit Cliffs walk on a rainy afternoon (last post), we also did a walk-about in nearby Mevagissey that sunny morning.  Don't you love weather!

Mevagissey is only 6 miles SW from the St. Austell area, our homebase.
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As we drove along the coast to get there, Pauline stopped the car to show us this view.
Now you know why Cornwall is a MUST for so many people.

Mevagissey is one of many wee fishing ports that makes Cornwall so idyllic.
It's population is only 2K.  

As you turn the corner, there she is.
We arrived while the tide was still mostly in (an important detail we're learning).

Look at how the town hugs its harbor.  It's their livelihood.

When you step back to get the bigger picture, it's a rugged livelihood.

But deep inside the harbor, you feel the coziness of it.

Dare you leave the breakwater, you pass the the massive rock formation to the open sea.
[Am still trying to find if it has a name, that rock!  Surely?!]

Did you see the wee lighthouse in the preceding collage, bottom-right image?
Once you reach it, you are "out to sea," so to speak.

The vantage point from the lighthouse that day highlighted this yellow beauty.
She's the Valhalla BH-9 trawler of the Mevagissey fleet.
How fun to look up these boats like they're people!

And how fun to see evidence that this truly is a fishing port.

While walking back from the lighthouse, guess what!
The tide was now out and we got to see the beached boats that still amaze us to no end.

So Astrid, of course, climbed down to search for treasures, of which she found many
(for her blue bag).

See what I mean about Cornwall?!  So idyllically wonderful.
Don't get me wrong...it has its own economic trials and tribulations.
BUT...it is a treasure to be found and taken care of while cherishing.


14 comments:

  1. Hi Ginnie. This series is really magnificent. A lot of blue, the sea, Cornwall is a beautiful country. Bravo !

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    1. Merci, Marie. You can tell how much I have fallen in love with England...and Cornwall in particular!

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  2. There's so much of this area that reminds me of New Zealand! Just beautiful!

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    1. I haven't been to New Zealand, Robin, but would jump at the chance to go. I was just telling Astrid yesterday that this reminds me of our American New England. I guess that's why it's called that!

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  3. So many red boats and buoys! Beautiful town and port! Love it. Your pictures do it justice.

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    1. You would absolutely love these wee fishing ports, Marie, coming from your neck of the woods! Thank you.

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  4. So happy that you cherish Cornwall, so we can see it!

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  5. This brings back fond memories. Seeing the tide going out and the boats being 'grounded'... To climb down and finding that big shell was a highlight. we were so lucky for the wonderful weather and so many boats in that little harbour. I so do love these little harbour towns. Wonderful collages, the pictues show that we were short of eyes. IHVJ.

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    1. We are so lucky, Astrid!!! The things we have seen together in our last 7+ years is enough to sink a ship!

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  6. wow, those cows grazing in that beautiful countryside set my heart beating for Cornwall... I would love to live there!! thanks for sharing, sister!!

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    1. I know you're not real excited about boats, beached or not, Elaine, but at least you can appreciate the cows, yes!

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  7. I have always wanted to visit this part of England and now I want to more than ever....the blue sky, blue water and green cliffs and fields have me swooning.

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    1. I hope you can realize your dream one day, Donna, because it's indeed lovely, in every way! Thanks for stopping by again.

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