A wonderful winter day, having not seen snow for some considerable time here in the UK, I thought it just an ideal opportunity not to be missed, go for a walk and take these photos, so sorry this time my blog is not about the coast, just for a change…………….
The one thing that particularly fascinates me when it snows, is the complete silence, very special and a time for us all to just slow up and listen to nature.
From St Mawes there is a wonderful view across to a place called Place. With the land sloping away to the estuary features of this Grade 1 listed house can be glimpsed, partially visible. Built in 1861 by Sir Thomas Spry in the style of a French Chateau. Sadly not open to the public other than on special occasions.
There is a ferry from St Mawes which crosses from the harbour and operates seven days a week during the summer months to Place Creek on the Rosalind Peninsula.
Behind the house is Place Church which has been described as the best example in Cornwall of what parish church were like in the 12th and 13th centuries. The church is opened daily so do take a look inside. Continue on and there is a lovely walk along the headland which will ultimately take you to the St Anthony’s Lighthouse.
Pendower Beach in Cornwall is one of my favourite beaches at any time of the year. Pendower is a south facing sandy beach approximately a mile long and with excellent views along the coastline. Owned by the National Trust at low tide the beach joins with Carne Beach to form a huge sandy beach stretching over a mile across Gerrans Bay.
- Scuba Diving
- Sea Canoeing
Dogs must be kept on a lead during the summer months and the car park is free to National Trust members. Pendower is situated on the Cornish Way Cycle Route and South West Coast Path and a popular stop to absorb the wonderful views across the bay to Nare Point.
Old letters fill the slots. Historical artifacts, some opened, some not. All part of the effect, the atmosphere of a time long passed, museum pieces. There is an urge to pull them out, to brush off the dust and read, to peek into another life that is not your own, a life most likely long […]
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From St Mawes there is a passenger ferry which travels back and forth every single day (weather permitting), the journey takes twenty minutes and if you are very lucky the seals can easily seen. Enjoy all that Falmouth has to offer, a long laze lunch and then a most enjoyable boat ride back to St Mawes.
Today 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…………………………….
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!