WPC: One Shot, Two Ways

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 β€˜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.

To see more posts for the challenge, ‘One shot. two ways’, just click here.

81 comments on “WPC: One Shot, Two Ways

  1. Hello Sylvia!!

    How beautiful and what a view!!! πŸ™‚
    Have you tried the Cornish Pasties? I love them, especially eating them in the freezing cold! Lol Super hugs to you. Paula xxxxx

  2. Ahh I’m glad you’re enjoying Cornwall, you must have gone west as I went east – I’m in Hampshire at the mo, helping my daughter with the new baby. When do you go back towards Sussex?

  3. What a beautiful place – it is almost magical. Enjoy your explorations there!

    Take care and regards

  4. I saw a group of hang gliders just yesterday. It turned out to be surprisingly hard to get a photo of them, I didn’t manage to get a single one. yours are great!

  5. Then again, my eyes are drawn to the lovely flowers in the bottom left corner instead of the hang glider. Great you got to meet Chilli. You should put me on your list of bloggers to meet up with. I think my coast is nearly as pretty as Chilli’s. πŸ˜‰

  6. Sounds like you are enjoying a wonderful vacation. So nice when you meet with someone & it feels as if you’ve known each other forever.
    Love the colors on the images!

  7. That is an interesting landscape. I can understand the place sparked your imagination. I am looking forward to see more beautiful pictures of the place.

  8. This is great …. some luck here too – that you caught the skydiver – fantastic!
    I just love Cornwall – what a place … the village, food .. coastline – one of my best holidays in UK ever. Brilliant choice for the challenge and great photos.

  9. What a contrast…the old tin mill and the modern day hang glider. Lovely countryside and how wonderful to take the time to visit with a fellow blogger.

  10. I’m always glad when I hear about old buildings being restored and preserved. Nice shot with the hang glider. Not the sport for me, either, though.

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