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Newlyn 2016 - Day 4

This was actually our last full day at Newlyn and the main event was a good lunch had been booked.

After a leisurely breakfast and a dog walking in dry conditions we set off to Porthleven a town a little way round Mounts Bay heading South towards the Lizard. 270 more words

Cornwall

Porthleven, Mullion Cove and Helston

Porthleven?

Theory 1 – from the Cornish words “porth” meaning port and “leven” meaning smooth.
Theory 2. – from “porth” meaning port and “Elvan” from St Elvan the 5th century saint who landed on these shores to spread the word of Christianity.
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CORNWALL 88 - COAST AT PORTHLEVEN (MONO + COLOUR)


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The beach at Porthleven; 18 Oct 2016.

I tried this image in straight black and white, but the subtle colour of the beach sand and the vast shore defences adds something.  46 more words

Photography

PEOPLE 232 - BOAT OWNER


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I rarely get enthusiastic about boats, I can’t even swim, but as soon as I caught sight of the Sharon Tracey in the little harbour at Porthleven, it was love at first sight!   268 more words

Photography

BIRDS 86 - LITTLE EGRET


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Little Egret, fishing at low water in Porthleven harbour, in the far southwest of Cornwall; 18 Oct 2016.

This bird was stalking through the shallows, thrusting down with its bill towards any fish appearing in the clear water.  276 more words

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A week away ...

is a very good thing!

We’re back home now, me and the collies.  Last week was spent overlooking our favourite harbour in Cornwall – same house, same village, same long walks out along the coast path, same strolls around the harbour – it was the ‘same’ as many other holidays that have been enjoyed there over many years – same and different.   147 more words

Out & About

I love the beach, but I'm afraid I don't like the sea at all...

When I was about ten, my father fulfilled a personal dream by buying himself a small sailing boat, to keep moored at Portland Harbour, a few miles from where we used to live. 632 more words