Sunday 25 November 2012

 18th October 2012

Day 6

Today we visited some places on the Lands End Peninsula. Our first stop of the was the small fishing village of Mousehole,(pronounced "Mowzel"). It was so peaceful walking around the village, the only people I saw were locals gossiping about the local going on's. I made my way through the very narrow streets to the far end of the village.

Mousehole Harbour
Safe And Sound

I Always Look For Something To Frame A Picture

I Love Slate Sign

As I neared the far end, I passed the house that Dolly Pentreath lived in until her death in Dec 1777, she was one of the last known person to speak the Cornish language as her native tongue, she was laid to rest at Paul parish Church.
The House Where Dolly Pentreath Lived
The Plaque On The House Where Dolly Pentreath Lived

Another place in Mousehole that's of interest is the Ship Inn, it's home to the famous Stargazy Pie, which consist of a pastry crust with the heads and tails of Cornish Pilchards sticking out of the top. It's eaten on the 23rd December in the inn, out on the quay and in most of the households in Mousehole. Also on the outside wall of the Star inn is a slate plaque, it's dedicated to the former landlord of the inn. Charles Greenhalgh lost his life long with his crew of the Penlee lifeboat.

The Ship Inn

The Plaque, To Charles Greenhalgh And The Crew Of The Solomon Browne

The Solomon Browne crew lost their lives whilst trying to rescue he crew of the coaster, the MV Union Star, which got into trouble when her engine failed in stormy seas in the mount bay area. Then she was pushed towards the rocks at Boscawen Cove near Lamorna in 100 mph winds. They managed to rescue four crew of the Union Star before both vessels were lost; all hands were lost, taking sixteen crew members and eight volunteer members of the Penlee Lifeboat. The brave men of the RNLB were

William Trevelyan Richards    Coxswain
James Stephen Madron            2nd Coxswain Mechanic
Nigel Brockman                       Assistant Mechanic
John Roberts Blewett               Emergency Mechanic
Barry Robertson Torrie            Crewman
Charles Thomas Greenhalgh    Crewman
Kevin Brian Smith                    Crewman
Gary Lee Wallis                        Crewman

Above the Lifeboat station, there's a memorial garden in memory of the brave men of the Solomon Browne.Mousehole is well Known for its Christmas  light display, not only do they have light along the harbour and street, they also have floating lights in the harbour and on the small rocky island that lies just outside the harbour

A Christmas Light Decoration In The Shape Of A Stargazy Pie

After Mousehole we through Paul, Where Dolly Pentreath is buried in the churchyard of Paul Parish Church.
Paul Parish Church
Dolly Pentreath Resting Place

We then we went onto my favourite place, The Minack Theatre, which lies above the beautiful beach of Porthcurno. I spent an about taking more photos of this place before meeting up with my parents in the Cafe, Where we had a pot of tea overlooking the lovely waters and beach of Porthcurno.

Looking Towards Logan Rock

Someone Giving A Performance To Members Of His Family......Bravo..Bravo

Looking Towards Logan Rock
Not Many Here For My Performance..

Looking Up To The Cafe With A View

Minack Theatre

One And All
Simple But Nice
Choppy Water
I Love The Way The Green Slowly Turns To Red
 A Succulent
What An Eye Catching Colour
Our Next stop would be Sennen Cove with Its crescent shape beach and lifeboat station, during the summer Seal, Dolphins, and Basking Sharks can sometimes be seen here.

Looking Towards Cape Cornwall From Sennen Sea Front

Which Way To Go ?
Not At This Time Of Year, I Think
The Local Inn On The Sea Front
The Round House Gallery
The Roof Of The Round House
An Old Cornish Cottage, Seen From The Side Of The Round House

I walked along the sea front towards the Lifeboat Station, once inside they had a short film showing the Lifeboat in action and some of the rescues they've been called to assist. Also they have some lifebelts from some of the ships that they have helped, one is the Torrey Canyon.
The Torrey Canyon struck Pollard's Rock on the Seven Sisters Reef on 18th March 1967,  the Torrey Canyon was at he time the largest vessel ever to be wrecked.
At the time of the wreck she was carrying a full load of crude oil with caused an environmental disaster,the ships master was to blame as he tried to take a short cut trying to save time on route to Milford Haven. Today the wreck lies at a depth of 30 metres.

The Torrey Canyon Lifebelt
Info On The Torrey Canyon
After Sennen we took a slow drive back to our caravan, that afternoon I wondered down to the beach to see if I could get any photos. I was going to meet the parent at the usual place for a drink, I told them I would meet there in about 20 minutes, it was more like 40 minutes once the sun has gone down and I had finished take photos.

A Shot From The Sand Dunes
One Missing Shoe
One Classic Near Another
Sunset At Marazion
Clouds Over St Michaels
A Sun Ray Shining On Newlyn Harbour
Reflections Of A Cornish Sunset
The Final Show Of The Day
The Sea Meets The Shore
The Day Is Done

Todays Route

All Photos Taken And Owned By DDPearce of Darrins Photography
Map By Google



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  2. Only just saw this!....Great photos. I live near Portreath.