CORNWALL – the North-East Coast

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Cornwall’s Coast . . . continued . . .

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St. Enodoc’s Church, Trebetherick, Cornwall. The church is said to lie on the site of a cave where Enodoc lived as a hermit.  It is situated among the sand dunes on the eastern bank of the River Camel estuary. Wind-driven sand has formed banks that are almost level with the roof on two sides.  From the 16th century to the middle of the 19th century, the church was virtually buried by the dunes, but by 1864 the church was unearthed and the dunes were stabilized.

02 BetjemansGrave

St. Enodoc’s Church – The grave of Sir John Betjeman.   From his youth Betjeman had come to this particular area of Cornwall.  He went on doing so regularly for the rest of his life.  He eventually moved to live at ‘Treen’, down a quiet lane in the village of Trebetherick, where he died in May 1984. 

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St. Enodoc’s Church – the decorated west porch

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St. Enodoc’s Church  – the decorated west porch (close-up view)

05 Cornwall-Sep07 Padstow

Harbourside entertainment at Padstow on the River Camel estuary

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The view towards Boscastle from where the River Valency meets the sea

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Boscastle harbour and breakwater at the mouth of the River Valency

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Boats tied up in the shelter of the stone jetty at Boscastle

 

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The River Valency at Boscastle. Here seen after radical repairs and reconstruction of the river bed and bridge following the hugely destructive floods of  2004. An interesting description of this flood disaster can be read on Wikipedia at:  Boscastle Flood

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The Coastguard Station at Boscastle

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The sea entrance to Boscastle on the River Valancy viewed from the hilltop to the south of the town.