cornwall in colours: red

Formerly the Town Hall (1871) and then a bank this unique building is now a museum. Located in Market Place, Marazion.

A steep sprocketed lead roof with clock face to each side and iron balustrade with fleur-de-lys detail round a square flat roof and a weather vane over the middle.


tall ships and birthdays

tall ships and birthdays

A visit to Charlestown on my birthday last month revealed many changes since I was last there. Because the new series of Poldark has been filmed on many Cornish locations (including this one), visitors to the county have been encouraged to discover the sites for themselves. So the village was a lot busier, and although there was usually a tall ship or two in the harbour now you can wander around to have a closer look (and pay for the privilege) although I don’t think you have access to board any of them. And despite being early October it was also a lot warmer than the last time I was here!

This my 200th post on this blog and specially created for my blogger friend Restless Jo as I know she loves boats and how could I resist taking a photo of this one with her name on it.

Happy birthday Johannahope you are having a fab time on the Algarve!  

in a reflective mood

Godrevy lighthouse

The clocks go back today (GMT), which means that sunset will be an hour earlier and as a consequence the evening will seem much longer. I hate this time of year when so often the days are gloomy too, making me want to hibernate until January when the days grow longer once again. Perhaps I can motivate myself to get outdoors more and stave off the melancholy that surrounds me at this time of year.