Above: Holidaymakers and visitors queuing up on the small jetty near the harbour
waiting for some more small boats to come in for boat trips around the Bay.
Above is the single small road called The Digey which takes you from the main Fore Street in Town
to the ever popular Porthmeor surfing beach. And just to the left and out of shot is the quaintly named
Bumbles Tea Room.
We were hoping to ride the new GWR high speed train down to
Cornwall now that they're finally in operation. But our booked
journey gave us one of the old still used Inter City 125's going
and coming back.
Perhaps not a bad thing as the new GWR trains are still having
teething technical problems. And while we were staying in Cornwall
there was a huge train breakdown that made all the news when
nearly 400 passengers were stranded near Exeter Devon for
almost 6 hours! Can you believe that some had to endure an eleven
hour journey from Plymouth to Paddington.
It normally takes around 5 hours to get from Paddington to
TRAIN NIGHTMARE FOR STRANDED PASSENGERS
(via BBC News)
|Below is a short video filmed around Porthmeor Beach. It's nothing really that exceptional as I was|
using a brand new phone and had but just a few hours to get acquainted with it after having an accident
with my regular phone. Sadly it fell in some water and never recovered. That was a bit of a shame as I
had planned to do lots more filming this year. And thankfully this new phone has a stabiliser option for
correcting wobbly shaky videos.
The new phone is also too big to fit into a special housing I made that shades the direct
sunlight onto the phone screen so you can actually see what you're filming. But I
plan on adjusting the housing which I carry around on a steady monopod.
Interestingly many Youtube users are up in arms and protesting against Youtube who have very unwisely
removed their own stabilising option, a vital facility for youtube phone video uploaders.
Towards the end of the video you'll see walking into shot (1:50) local globe trotting surfer Harry De Roth
working in his day job at The St Ives Surf School.
Above: The St Ives Tate Gallery overlooking Porthmeor Beach.
Porthminster Beach and the refreshments area.
Above: The guest's private balcony at The Pedn-Olva Hotel. The Hotel on the rocks which
overlooks Porthminster Beach.
|Below: Porthminster Beach|
|Above: The main shopping street, Fore Street St Ives.|
Above: The wonderful Shell Shop in Fore Street, almost next to the Harbour.
And looking at the goods on the shelves in this picture, I can see a few
nik nacks and goodies that are are now in my bathroom back home.
|The Society of Artists galleries is a place I often pop into|
whenever I'm in town. Formed back as far as 1927, it's main gallery
is a former Church and houses some wonderful paintings by
Above: Large rocks at the top of Rosewall. Actually when I saw
this photo it slightly reminded me of an album cover by
Irish group Clannad. I think it was called 'Magical Ring.'
It has that haunting tune 'The Theme from Harry's Game.'
Above and below are a few images taken at St Uny's Old Churchyard at Lelant.
St Uny's Church Lelant.