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…

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…

Black and White Sunday: Charlestown

A port built around 1791 by Charles Rashleigh to service the then thriving fishing and China Clay trades. Upon completion, Charlestown was a model Georgian “new town”. By the 19th Century various associated businesses were established in sheds and warehouses around the harbour such as pilchard curing, shipbuilding, brick making and lime burning, and the population exploded to…