A Moment Captured

IMG_3047.JPGToday whilst out walking I managed to capture this scene. The wonderful ferry which takes passengers backwards and forward from St Mawes to Falmouth, a freight liner and a small sailing boat.

And a further boat far away in the distance…………………………….



A Start To A Beautiful Day……….

At the moment I am on holiday in one of my favourite places to relax and unwind and that is in St Mawes.  St Mawes being the principal village on the Rosalind Peninsula. The sun was and still is shining so I took the opportunity for an early morning walk just as the village was starting to wake up!

And a lovely walk it was too, the children of the village excitedly running and playing in the playground and builders starting their day painting and working on the cottages overlooking the sea. But hey ho, no work for me today and I think I shall treat myself to a lovely cup of coffee at the Tresanton Hotel and maybe something to munch too!







An Early Morning Walk In St Mawes



A lovely early walk from the centre of St Mawes up to the Castle, but looking at that sky you can see within a few minutes the rain came pouring down!

Henry VIII had St Mawes Castle, which is still beautifully preserved built to protect Falmouth Harbour and guard the entrance to the safe anchorage in the Carrick Roads. Three huge circular bastions arranged in a cloverleaf pattern with multiple gun ports were formidable defences!

Today the Castle stands intact and although re-fortified throughout its history, it is a Tudor time capsule waiting to be explored. It is set in landscaped grounds, providing excellent views of the coastline and across to Falmouth.

Tenby – A Lovely Place To Visit

Mounted print of “Tenby Reflections” I am delighted to that sold this print of “Tenby Reflections” to a collector in my home town of Swansea. Remember the introductory price of £25 (and that covers shipping) last only until 8th October so order your Christmas gifts early! Buy your Tenby print here The post Tenby…

via Tenby Prints selling… — Emma Cownie Artist

Port Eynon Bay – Gower


This bay is an award winning sandy and safe beach and suitable for waterspouts in an area designated of outstanding natural beauty.

  • Lifeguard on Duty May – September
  • Carpark
  • Seasonal Dog Ban on some parts of the beach


The bay is a popular beach resort beside the village of Port Eynon. To the south west of the bay and is the most southerly point of the Gower Peninsula. Port Eynon is situated on the Wales Coastal path and being well signposted from Rhossili and Oxwich.

At the far end of Port Eynon Bay stands the eighteenth century ruin of the old Salt House, originally extracting salt from the sea, it is thought that the business was run as  cover for smuggled goods. Possibly a goof theory considering that most of the local population of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries appeared to have been involved in smuggling, and on one occasion hidden in the church.

Take time to visit the Churchyard where there is a memorial to the three lifeboat crew who lost their lives at sea in 1916. The lifeboat station was closed in 1919 and a new one opened in Horton in 1968.

Port Eynon is well worth a visit – put it on your to do list!