The Past



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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

ABC Wednesday - Y for yacht.


Y is for yacht - here at Mevagissey in Cornwall



A tourist honey spot - you'll find lots of winding lanes and cobbled streets - bars, cafes and all the associated tourist paraphernalia. Lots of yachts, sailing boats and fishing vessels in the harbour.

Once a thriving fishing village Mevagissey has suffered like other ports with the decline of the fishing industry.

Since my visit to Cornwall I have discovered that my ancestors came from Truro and were tin miners  ( that other famous Cornish occupation )

19 comments:

Gary said...

Ah, more yachts!! Great picture - oddly relaxing (which I know from bitter experience yachting is not relaxing at all!!)

Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Maybe someday I'll own a yacht. Ha! Or maybe not. At least I can dream. ;-)

Reader Wil said...

Oh Cornwall beautiful enchanting Cornwall, mysterious Celtic land of my imagination! I love it! Good and great choice, Petrus! Thanks for showing the Mevagissey. So you are a Celt, Petrus!

Texas Travelers said...

Great Y.
Wish I had one.

My Toyota 4Runner is my Land Yacht.
It doesn't float for too long.

Nice job,

I say Yes to Y.
Come visit our "Y's",
Troy and Martha

me ann my camera said...

Beautiful yachts and also interesting buildings on the hillside in the background.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hello Petrus,
Thanks for your comment your YARD is great a good theme for ABC

Happy ABC greetings

Judy said...

Very good Y choice. I didn't think of that one.

leslie said...

I enlarged the photo and can see quite clearly it's a beautiful spot. Another place for me to see next time I'm over there. :D

babooshka said...

A I said to mrs n. I could just jump in one of those yachts and sail to Nice right now.

ellen b said...

There's something grand about looking at all these great boats. Have a great week...

KaiBlueCreations said...

Aloha..
I was born in Cornwall, stuck here in the colonies with the yanks now..lol..
thanks for posting such a nice pic of mevagissey.
peace, Kai

Andrea said...

Nice yachts. Seeing a lot of them.....getting sea sick. LOL

Bear Naked said...

Great photo of the yachts in Cornwall.
Excellent choice for ABC Wednesday--Y.

Bear

Denise said...

Great choice! LOL!

Neva said...

I would love a ride on this!

RuneE said...

Cornwall is on our short-list for next years holiday. In fact, we should have gone this year, but we had to postpone it.

A pity, I can see!

kjpweb said...

Yachts seem to be a today's favorite! And yours are nicely place in this quaint town! Good one!
Cheers, Klaus

Granny Smith said...

Lovely photos. I especially like the reflections in the water and the houses climbing the more distant hills. My ancestors came from Cornwall, but I have only visited it briefly.

esnorway said...

nice y

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