This week I’ve been rushing around the Cornish countryside, trying to see as much as possible in the short time we have. I thought I would do a short post just to show you all I’m still here. Yesterday we visited the Wheal Coates tin mine on the cliff tops between Porthtowan and St Agnes. I had been longing to see this place for myself, ever since I saw wonderful photos of it, taken by Cornwall photographer Chillbrook. His amazingly beautiful pics really sparked my imagination, and I was not disappointed when I saw it in real life. This morning on our way to St. Michael’s Mount, hubby and I were delighted to be able to meet up with him for coffee at a quaint old pub in Victoria, where we sat and chatted for about an hour. He was just as nice as I had imagined him to be, and it was like meeting an old friend.
He told us that ‘Wheal’ is Cornish for ‘place of work’. The tin mine on this site was worked for centuries, but the surviving buildings date from the 1870s when deep underground mining began here. These historic buildings were stabilised, preserved and maintained by the National Trust in 1986.
Whilst we were looking around, a hang glider came into view. Looks like a very dangerous sport to me.
I have hundreds of photos of beautiful Cornwall, so expect to see many more posts once I have sorted them, and have a bit more time to blog.
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