Fabulous Photos Friday: Cornwall, England

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Land's End

Land’s End

Cornwall!  Just the name thrills me!  Cornwall is a mystical land where fairies, and piskies (“the little people”), and ghosts roam; where Percival threw Excalibur into Dozmary Pool; the birthplace of Arthur Pendragon (Tintagel) and the lovers Tristan and Isolde….and the setting of the novels I avidly read growing up.  Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel, Jamaica Inn; and a host of novels written by Victoria Holt, aka Phillippa Carr.  My imagination took wing, and I could see the ghostly images of the Nine Maidens turned to stone because they danced on a Sunday; the Hurlers and the Pipers who were also turned to stone for the same reason; Jamaica Inn, home of wreckers and pirates and smugglers; the Mermaids of Zennor and Padstow.  The Cheesewring, a granite geological feature on Bodmin Moor which was supposedly created by giants; St Michael’s Mount, where a young boy named Jack led an angry Giant to his death.  Yes, Cornwall is a land of magic!  (I will save the Arthurian locations for another photo blog as Cornwall, and England, have so many sites commemorating the events of Arthur’s legend).

Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor

Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor

I’m not sure how to explain how I felt when I arrived in Cornwall.  It’s beauty and strange landscapes were much more than I had ever imagined!  I booked Jamaica Inn, (a place known to be haunted by those killed by wreckers and pirates) for 3 nights, excited to explore the area of Bodmin Moor.  The Inn frightened me to the point where we checked out the next morning and left!  I don’t know if it is really haunted, or if it was just the knowledge and atmosphere of the evil carried out there by wreckers (men who lured ships onto the rocks, killed the crew and stole the ship’s cargo), but I couldn’t stand being there!  There was just something….wrong, evil.  Randy, my husband, and my two children, Ally and Wes, said they could feel it as well.  I won’t be sleeping there again!

 

Randy at the incredible Minack Theater, built into the Cornish Cliffs

Randy at the incredible Minack Theater, built into the Cornish Cliffs

Wes on Bodmin Moor

Wes on Bodmin Moor, the Cheesewring on the hill

Hurler stone of legend

Hurler stone of legend

The Hurlers

The Hurlers

The Cheesewring stones on Bodmin

The Cheesewring stones on Bodmin

One of many little waterways in Cornwall

One of many little waterways on the moors of Cornwall, so magical!

St George slaying the dragon, Zennor Church

St George slaying the dragon, Zennor Church

 

The Parish Church at St. Pol de Leon

The Parish Church at St. Pol de Leon

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A pony roaming the moor

St Pol churchyard

St Pol churchyard

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A lamb gamboling about the moor

Happy as a pig in mud, Greeb's Farm, Land's End

Happy as a pig in mud, Greeb’s Farm, Land’s End

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Greeb’s Farm, Land’s End

 

Such a cute little goat!

Such a cute little goat at Land’s End

St Michael's Mount, home of the St. Aubyn Family

St Michael’s Mount, home of the St. Aubyn Family, and where Jack killed a Giant

Wes and Ally with visitors at our hotel in Penzance

Wes and Ally with visitors at our hotel in Penzance

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Randy and Ally at Land’s End

With Ally and Wes in Cornwall

With Ally and Wes in Cornwall

Randy with the kids

Randy with the kids

Beautiful Cornwall

Beautiful Cornwall

 

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I am an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, amateur historian; interested in all people and cultures. For me, the unexpected is usually the norm! My motto? I am an Empty Nester who likes to Renew, Revamp, and Reinvent Life!
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  1. The Inn does look evil. I’ve had that feeling in haunted places, too. Good that you left.
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  2. Lynne says:

    Wow – I really wish we had gotten to Cornwall when we were in England. Guess we need to plan a return trip and check it out.
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