Category Archives: Seaside

Falmouth Harbour

A few hours around Falmouth’s busy harbour soon alerts the most casual observer to it’s former and current strategic importance to the region. Henry VIII certainly devoted some brain time to this issue, commissioning the building of fortifications to both … Continue reading

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Glendurgan

Well, I could bang on about how bad my dystonia symptoms are today, but this would be a drag, so I won’t. Instead, something far more enjoyable. Glendurgan. Pardon? No, this is not a throat clearing exercise, but the name … Continue reading

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Watergate Bay

After yesterday’s disasterous attempt to visit the Tate at St. Ives, which consisted of hours of driving around in circles, unsuccessfully trying to find a parking space, today has been great. Having madly bought the Offspring a wetsuit from one … Continue reading

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Smell the Sea

How do you describe things that you love? Theoretically, this should be easy-peasy, but is it? When I think of my child and how I would describe her, I find it hard to encapsulate the essence of such complexity, without … Continue reading

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Anchor Chains

Not everyone’s cup of tea, but couldn’t resist taking pictures of anchor chains laid out on a slipway on Falmouth’s harbour-side. Amazing colour, texture and patterns formed by the many links in this, most essential, marine equipment.

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The Beach

This morning, we hit the beach. What a difference from last week. Seven days ago, this was made from soft, crushed coral, the sea was turquoise and the drinks were cold. Today? The bluey-brown ocean of the Severn Estuary, more … Continue reading

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Sea Fever

“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky. And all I ask, is a tall ship and a star to steer her by…” – Sea Fever, John Masefield Yesterday morning, it rained heavily. … Continue reading

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