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In And Around Cornwall

York Floods. Fowey/Cornwall. Eden Project.


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  • Eden to the right.
    York floods as the Ouse overflows.
    Stormy weather across a flooded country. Starting with a spell in Fowey, Cornwall.
    Wild weather tossed the Kodima onto the beach. The Fowey lifeboat was launched at 4am (which rudely awoke me) to rescue the crew. The Kodima and it's cargo of wood is pictured.
    The ancient town of Fowey is a Cornish port at the mouth of the River Fowey. The Quarter Deck apartment overlooks the river whose source is found near Brown Willy high up on Bodmin Moor.
    Fowey has been an important landing place since early Celtic times. Over half of Cornwalls china clay is transported from the docks, as Foweys deep harbour is ideal for the ships used to transport the china clay.
    Embarking upon a walk from Polruan, the small red foot ferry transports the hiker across the choppy river estuary. The weather had been wet and wild, the fishermen had been unable to put to sea, water still trickled off the fields on this short walk and a dead dolphin was washed up on Great Lantic Beach. Sadly this occourance is becoming more common with the fishermen being blamed.
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  • Next stop:- The Eden Project has transformed an old quarry into a botanical garden as one of many Millennium Projects.

    Eden Snake Woman
    Above Right:-Ellen Buckland, Pineapple Queen of Eden.
    Not quite the Lost Garden of Heligan, I prefer to visit the Chelsea Physic Garden or Kew Gardens. Eden Project is an impressive botanical gardens, which is best visited anytime but in the summer when it's too busy or Mondays when it is closed. Here we see an example of some of the artwork on display there.
    Recommended Pubs In Fowey - The Lugger Inn, Fore Street for good ale and seafood, and in Polruan, The Lugger Inn, West Street....You can't beat the Luggers.
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  • The port of Portleven to the left.
    Off to Cornwall, to stay in Christmas Cottage in Helford, overlooking the delightful Helford River. Ellen Buckland at the cottage door.
    To Cornwall, and Port Issac on the North of Cornwall. Renting The Birdcage, managed by the National Trust, from where the views of the port, sea, and town were quite stunning, as you can see below.
    Port Issac leads away from the tiny harbour where a fine range of fish is available for sale. The houses and cottages are separated by narrow streets or pathways. Tiny in size, but easy to get lost if you are a stranger. There is just one pub in the centre overlooking the harbour, but there is no shortage of eating parlours. The Harbour Cafe is good.
    Left,The Harbour. Right, me by the harbour, with The Birdcage highlighted.
    As the guests of the National Trust, another of their old thached properties, here with cat outside what was once two cottages attached to the blacksmith.
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  • Portleven's cannon
    ...Drop by again to see who's pad Nipper and I have been sniffing around...