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A Mermaid's Curse

Doom Bar, Cornwall

September 7th 2014

More than sixty winters have flowed in and ebbed out of Padstow since my father launched his teaching career in this once tough coastal town. 1,279 more words

Skinny Dipping

Padstow's National Lobster Hatchery

Next time you eat lobster, there’s a decent chance it spent its formative years at the National Lobster Hatchery in the Cornish seaside town, Padstow. Housed in an old mackerel smokehouse on the harbour wall, this creche for lobsters is a great place to spend an hour-or-so when you’ve eaten at Rick Stein’s Fish & Chips, opposite the entrance. 385 more words


The Trail: be aware of the Dog Badger

Well for all of five minutes we had a white world after a particularly heavy Hailstorm.

Maybe just as well we did not have this weather last week during Half Term, I have to say I made my way down to Padstow on several occasions and there was no need of lights as the mornings are drawing out.  179 more words

Camel Trail

Petherick Creek

This creek is in Cornwall and near Padstow. I won’t say I knew it as a child, but we did go, as a family, to Padstow back in 1961. 265 more words


The Strange Beauty of the Industrial landscape

Industrial Scars.

Landscapes blighted by industry nevertheless have strange beauty. This image was taken early on a summer morning as the sun rises over Porthilly

Capturing Moments In Time

Gone fishing

A beautiful Sunday in Padstow, hope they caught something!


Pug in Padstow

After a day spent in Padstow, Sookie is now snoring away in front of the fire. Dreaming I hope of the fun she had haring around in circles, eating sand and peeing on seaweed!