Sunday, 12 April 2015

Cornish landscapes

Recently we spent a week down in our beloved Cornwall and, although the weather was mostly awful, I managed to get a few half decent photos  -  or as decent as my phone can capture. I often wonder if it would be worth investing in a proper camera again.( Our last one was stolen when our house was burgled a couple of years ago and was never replaced. ) Camera phones are obviously handy for quick snaps but my Samsung in particular is not great on picture quality. Anyway... here are a few lovely Cornish landscapes, starting with Lizard Point above, mainland UK's most southerly point. We always see seals basking in the waters here but this time we were lucky enough to see the most seals we've ever spotted in the wild in one day. No pictures of said aquatic beauties  -  you'll just have to take my word for it, Dear Reader :-)
Here are Sarah and James posing in front of the Lizard Lighthouse. ( That's some bad hat, Harry. ) We went on a very interesting tour of the lighthouse, learning about its history and present day use. We also heard that author JRR Tolkein once stayed here and was very taken with the lighthouse. Our guide said that this structure, with its two towers, may have been the inspiration for Mordor's own twin monuments... but I think that's probably as much in the realms of fantasy as Middle Earth...
 Here's the beautiful lighthouse lens.
And the lighthouse itself...
And a few more shots of the Lizard coastline...
 The slipway below is at nearby Church Cove. Looks a bit steep :-)
 And these last few shots are from windswept Mullion, just down the road from where we were staying.
 Even though our holiday was slightly spoiled by about three days of constant wind and rain, plus a nasty bout of food-poisoning for me, it was worth it for the times the weather lifted and we managed to get out and about in such a beautiful lansdcape. A windswept, rugged Cornwall still beats a lot of other, more manicured, holiday destinations in my book...

4 comments:

Kid said...

It looks so nice that I may even visit it one day.

cerebus660 said...

It really is a beautiful part of the country and we love it. Hopefully if you ever visit Cornwall, Kid, you'll have better weather than we did. ( TBH we've always been very lucky with the weather down there, so this holiday may have just been a blip. Hopefully... )

John Pitt said...

Welcome back home again, Simon & Sarah! I would ask if you had a great time, except I happen to KNOW that you have! What with the maps, the Old Jamaica Inne ( me hearties! ) and the rock'n' roll party!
I feel like you kind of invited me along.
Bet you missed Hero & Jasper, though! ( Lots of fuss now, I bet! )
Right, I'll leave you in peace to rest now,
P.S. "Derek" sends his best!

cerebus660 said...

Thanks John! As much as we enjoyed our holiday, it was good to get back home to those two moggies. Hero, who is usually very shy and reserved, was all over us when we got home, evidently very pleased to see us. Jasper was, as ever, more concerned that we fed him before anything else :-)

The fancy dress party was a lot of fun alright. We hadn't been to one for years so it made quite a change to dress up and mess about. There were some very "interesting" sights at the party, not least my mate Ben who came as Debbie Harry...

And say "Hi" to your alter ego for me :-)

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