ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 16 November 2009

ONE OF TWO (16/11/09)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   CAPE CORNWALL.............There are only two capes in the UK this one and Cape Wrath. A cape is where two oceans or seas meet. The prominent structure is a chimney built in 1850 to provide draught for the boilers of the Cape Cornwall Mine. It was so efficient that it sucked the coals clean off the hearth so was replaced with a less ambitious version further down the hill. We would have walked up to it but as we were having trouble standing in the wind decided discretion was the better part of valour.

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    This headland lies to the north and surprisingly is unnamed on the map, the building on the horizon is Kenidjack Castle or the remains of same.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   To the south lies Land's End, left horizon and right horizon is the Longships reef with it's lighthouse.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  These are the Brisons, and mark the grave of many an unfortunate sailor.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Priests Cove....Nothing to do with priests but a diminutive of Porth East, porth being Cornish for harbour. Sorry about the splodge, it's rain and spray, my lens rag blew away.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   I love these fishermen's huts built into the bank, pity there weren't more of them... I hear the cries out there.......'Thank God! There weren't.'

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA One to finish as I like boulders.

A much better day than I expected despite a couple of quick ferocious showers. I've a few more pictures but will post later. There should not be a post tomorrow as it's Molly's haircut day and we have to wait in for Captain Dog Wash, I jest not!

4 comments:

  1. Great post Adrian. Love that second shot. I can just imagine the wind blowing off the sea, standing there.
    I like those fishermen's huts too. Unusual.
    And Captain Dog Wash. What an excellent name. Hope Molly enjoys her pampering.

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  2. A lovely collection of photographs also the Mount and Marazion shots of yesterday. It is nice to see someone else capture the places that I often photograph myself. How long are you staying down the far west Adrian?

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  3. I love those last four photos of the huts/rocks. All lovely really.

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  4. Keith thanks, a good day, the towns round here are much like home, mostly a bit utilitarian as reflects a once prosperous mining area. the scenery is superb. The problem being in summer it will be covered in tourists and in winter it's a touch inclement.
    Trevor, moving on Friday but not far fancy St Mawes/ Falmouth, will have a look for somewhere to stop. If I get anything of archival quality it's luck, these pictures are more for telling the story. In the second year I hope to select maybe ten areas set up camp and wait for the weather. To get something good.
    Pauline, I remember years ago, every other cove seemed to have them, this year I have found two lots, will stick some together as I'm a big fan. they look great HDR but it was way too windy yesterday.

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