A Tall Ship

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn…

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

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…


This unusual combination of cables and cranes is used for wakeboarding I believe. Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. (Like water-skiing, but using a rectangular shaped board). Usually pulled by a motor-boat, here on Siblyback Lake on Bodmin Moor there is a…

The King’s Cross

King Doniert’s Stone / Menkov Donyerth Ruw is the base for a Celtic memorial cross that dates to the late 9th century. It is thought to commemorate King Doniert (Durngarth), the last recorded King of Cornwall. There is a mortice hole cut into the top of the stone which is where the cross would have…

Houseman’s Engine House

Just north of the village of Minions stands Houseman’s Engine House, which houses a permanent exhibition on the history and nature of the surrounding area. Many miners left this area to find a better life in colonies around the world so it is a popular place to visit by their descendants. Thursday Special | crumbling

cornwall in colours: grey

The Celtic cross is a form of Christian cross featuring a nimbus or ring that emerged in Ireland and Britain in the Early Middle Ages.