Sorry about the delay in getting the next blog posted, we’ve been rushing about a lot.
Day 3 of this year’s Newlyn trip started very dull and damp as Maude and I went for the papers, but just to show that Newlyn is still a busy working harbour, here’s a view of it
and here’s one of the trawlers heading to work, not something I’d wish to do on a day like this.
After breakfast it had brightened up somewhat so we all went up to St Just for coffee then on for a walk on Cape Cornwall, our favourite place.
We parked and headed for the top of the Cape in dry but tremendously windy conditions; here’s my annual picture of Mrs Sixwheeler and Maude just near the day mark.
Dropping down on the end we called in at the Coast Watch station, always a sanctuary on a typical November day down here. As usual we were made very welcome and the volunteers always have a wealth of information and good stories.
After this we were heading back but as it was still dry we drove along the North coast road and parked to walk along the coast path to have a look at probably the most dramatic historic mining site in Cornwall, the Crowns Mine at Botallack. This is one of the mines where the seams went out to sea and the miners could hear the stones being dragged along the seabed above their heads by the tide. Some of them leaked too.
In the afternoon we wandered around the shops and galleries in Newlyn and also ventured over to Mousehole, a pretty village but mostly closed at this time of year. In the evening we went to dinner at the Tolcarne Inn which was excellent provided that you like fish, which we do.
Walking back to the cottage we could see that the harbour was still busy, it really is a twenty four hours a day occupation.
23 November 2016