Kernow is the Cornish (or would that be Kernish?) name for Cornwall, that is, the local, or un-Anglicised name. I have visited several places around Kernow, & found the landscape to be diverse in both physical & floral dynamics. I especially like the coastal stretches which are ruggedly rocky & draw the tempers of all kinds of marine borne weather fronts. This post features photographs from Boswinger, Boscastle, Tintagel & Looe.
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Cornwall is the south-western-most county of England & known for its mild weather & beautiful beaches, being flanked by the English Channel to the south & the Celtic sea to the north & east, with its eastern boundary being the border with Devon. In the recent past, economically, Cornwall was known for its successful tin & copper mining, & fishing industries. The fishing industry is yet alive with its biggest customer being France, but the last metal mines closed over the turn of the last century.
The first slideshow comprises photographs I took whilst in Boscastle (Kastel Boterel), a small fishing village on the north Cornish coast. Nestled at the confluence of three rivers, Boscastle was flash-flooded in 2004 after torrential rainfall caused the rivers to overflow, forcing residents to evacuate the village within the space of two hours. Fortunately there were no injuries other than a broken thumb.
One of the main tourist attractions of Boscastle is the Museum of Witchcraft, which contains much interesting paraphernalia of the craft, accompanied by fascinating tales & legends of its historical figures, both local & global.
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Another brief visit I made whilst on the same vacation was to Boswinger, situated on the opposite side of Cornwall. We camped here & spent time walking along the coastal path & at the local beaches. The weather for the most part of our stay was perfect; warm sunshine, mild breezes & little rain, typical of a particularly good English summer.
There's not much to say about Boswinger as there's not much there, just the landscape, which is plenty enough for me.
The next series of photographs were taken during a couple of hours I had at Tintagel (Tre war Venydh) on a dreary, overcast morning, with occasional drizzling rain. Not ideal conditions for photography, nor traipsing around, but both I was determined to do, since I was there, & afterall, it is home to the ruins of famed Tintagel Castle of Arthurian legend.
The briefest visit I ever made to a place in Cornwall was to Looe (Logh). A pretty little fishing village, from what I got to see of it. Here are the two images I managed to capture in the hour I was there.
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