Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 3

I’ve been invited to take part in the “Five Photos, Five Stories” challenge by Alison of Scene by Minerva. The challenge is quite simply to “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.

My five photos are going to depict what I love about Cornwall. The light, the colours, the coast, the history.

St Michael's Mount

I keep returning to this place. The light on the bay draws me here for some inexplicable reason. I feel as though I belong here. (please click image to enlarge)

In 1595, Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole were invaded, sacked and burned by a Spanish raiding fleet in the aftermath of their ill-fated Armada and only a few Medieval and Tudor buildings survived this experience. While these invaders were soon despatched, this event marked the last time England was ever invaded by hostile forces.

My nomination today is Gilly of Lucid Gypsy who loves to wander and is pretty good with a poem or Haiku. Absolutely no requirement to join in, only if you want to.

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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

38 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 3”

  1. St Michael’s Mount is so dramatic. One of the memories of past holidays in Cornwall that never leaves me. Nicely captured Jude.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. I have tried to capture this place many times, but usually at the wrong time when the sun is directly behind so all you get is a silhouette. This day the low tide was mid-morning so for once I had a clear view of the island.

    1. 😀
      It has been with the NT for years Gilly. But I managed to visit the gardens for the first time this year. A post will appear on the flower blog – it is an amazing garden!

    1. Thank you Tess, it is quite a climb up to the castle though! I will do a post about the gardens on my flower blog, now they are sensational, and a place where I could sit for hours.

  2. So tranquil, beautiful photo Jude. I’ll be back next week, off to Jersey tomorrow with my mum for a few days. See you soon 🙂 xx

    1. Have a great time in Jersey Sherri, I’m sure you will and I hope the weather is nice and warm for you there. Take lots of photos!!

      1. Thanks Jude…just got to this and in the words of the Hobbit, I’ve been ‘There and Back Again’! Got back late Monday night (due to ferry delays, but that’s another story, ha!) and only just catching up now. We had a wonderful time, and to be on Jersey for Liberation Day is an experience I’ll never forget. I’ll blog about it as soon as I can, but I’m swamped at the moment. The weather was okayish…Sunday was like summer though. And I did take lots of photos, which I’ll share as soon as I can! Hope things are well with you 🙂 xx

  3. St. Michael’s Mount is such an imposing sight. I’ll never forget walking out there and back a couple of years ago, It was a truly wonderful day trip, in spite of the hoards of people.

    1. The nice thing about visiting out of the school holidays is that the crowds are less, though you still get the coaches and I was quite surprised at how busy the car-park was when we returned. My first trip over was in a little ferry boat with 3 of my kids back in 1991. I fell in love with the area right then.

        1. As a former teacher (briefly) I hated the fact that I HAD to holiday at the most expensive and busiest time of the year. I desperately try and avoid it now, but one holiday always falls in the Spring Bank week as that is the OH’s birthday so I have learned to accept that one, although this year it is at the end of the week!

  4. Lovely spot Jude. Was there a few years ago with my Mum who managed to walk the causeway at low tide. She wouldn’t be able to do that now, so I’m glad we went when we did.

    1. It’s longer than you think walking across the causeway plus the bit from there to the car-park, and not very level although they were working on it whilst we were there so hopefully it has been improved. Will be back at the end of the month so I’ll have another walk across as I want to visit the gardens again. Getting old sucks…

  5. We loved our time in Mevagissey exploring Cornwall and this was one of our best days. And I was going to nominate Gilly but I see you beat me to it.

    1. Mevagissey is a lovely fishing harbour, I had the best mussels there a few years ago. Did you visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan whilst you were there?

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