Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MOUSEHOLE CORNWALL



During my Cornwall tour we also visited Mousehole a charming little town which had developed around its harbour (and of course the fishing fleet that sustained it). It's name appears in the record books as an important fishing port from as early as 1266, in fact, part of the south quay originates from 1390 - possibly the oldest pier in Cornwall. The fishing industry has declined drastically over the last 100 years, but a few fishing boats maintain the long heritage and tradition of a working harbour, whilst the majority of vessels now lying at anchor are pleasure craft.



We walked along the harbour



It was low tide and the boats were sitting on the ground.





It was a pleasure to see all these old typical houses





lots of flowers and plants



pastel painted houses and the old church tower



and finally we found a very old Pub which had a cute little terrace on the roof, where we had a nice cup of tea to warm us up !

13 comments:

diane b said...

It is a quaint beautiful fishing village just like in the picture books. How lucky you are to wander through the town and one of its pubs.

Fun60 said...

It is a beautiful old fishing village which seems to have retained much of its character.

Carole M. said...

a fabulous tourist destination. I've seen Ric Steins cooking shows from here and other tv series and always admired the location. Enjoyed your beautiful travel photos

Rajesh said...

Interesting images from the beautiful town.

charuhasacharya said...

It looks like a wonderful town.Great shots.

RNSANE said...

It's nice to see that part of the world for a change...I'm back in India again after an eight month sojourn at home in California. It's monsoon time here so I'm not getting out and about as much as I'd like.

My post in Our World is about shopping for Jaipur cotton house dresses ( $5 US each! ).

jeannettestgermain said...

so nice to see Cornwall through your eyes!

Andrew said...

The pub looks terrific. It is a nice little town.

Valerie said...

Charming captures Gattina. Cornwall is just so rich with such fascinating towns.... but isn't the English language curious - Mousehole is (I understand) pronounced "Mossle" !!

Loree said...

I am glad you found Mousehole as enchanting as I did (despite the weird name of the place).

LindyLou Mac said...

Mousehole, just love the name, is such an appealing looking village.

sumowkowespotkania.com said...

lovely! super to stroll with you through the streets of this place : ) Wanda

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - well at least you went to Mouz'l ... my mother owned a house there, before she bought the hotel to convert it to a Care Home in the next village round towards Penzance - Newlyn ...

It's a beautiful village ... and glad you found a warm cup of tea .. cheers Hilary

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