Tag Archives: Cornwall

Godrevy Lighthouse

I spent the first 25 years of my life living in Cornwall, but when you live somewhere you often don’t appreciate or even know what’s around you. Whilst visiting family, I wanted to take a trip into deepest, darkest Cornwall to get some photos of the Cornish coast so I poured over the map in true Famous Five fashion and found a lighthouse on an island. A Google search found some photos, some of which ……

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Steam Train Return Journey

During the stay in Cornwall, I was able to capture the steam train’s return journey too, although lighting conditions were harsh. There must have been around 100 people watching it from the Tamar Bridge car park!

Cornish Riviera Express crossing Coombe Viaduct

Unfortunately, there wasn’t much steam from the engines as they crossed the Brunel Bridge.

Cornish Riviera Express crossing the Royal Albert ……

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Quoit a Day!

Apologies for the poor pun in the title! Every so often, it’s possible to have one of those rare days that are perfect and this was one of those days. Whilst in Cornwall, I arranged for my parents to pick me up at 9am from the in-laws and drive down to deepest, darkest Cornwall for the day, stopping off at Roche Rock, a couple of quoits and then after a pub meal, watching sunset at ……

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Early Morning in Saltash

I really ought to thank one of my Facebook friends, Adrian Oakes, who wrote as his status “Forecast is looking good for sunrise. Another 3am start looming….”. When it comes to early mornings, I tend to procrastinate about actually getting up and going out; I sometimes look for excuses why I shouldn’t go. Which is all very silly as when I’m out for sunrise, I’m one of the happiest people alive. Walking around in the ……

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Cornish Riviera Express

I’m just back from 2 weeks in my childhood town of Saltash, Cornwall. One of the reasons for going is the elusive steam train. For years I’ve been trying to get a photo of a steam train on the Brunel Bridge. It’s always either been cancelled and the weekend after I’ve been down, but this time I was lucky. Not only was it on time, but it was lovely sunny weather too! I set up ……

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The Hurlers Star Trail

I’ve had to focus mainly on redecorating for the past couple of weeks rather than go out and take new photos. The lounge is pretty much done, just my office to do now and then put wood flooring down in both. I did manage to go out to The Hurlers on Bodmin Moor to take some photos of the stars, although the cloud cover was a little too much. Here’s the result:

The Hurlers, Minions, ……

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Brunel 150 Celebrations

I went down to Saltash in Cornwall over the weekend to photograph the steam train going over the Royal Albert Bridge (aka Brunel Bridge). Unfortunately, the steam train was cancelled at the last minute, although I didn’t find out until I’d waited a few hours for it… The fireworks in the evening, however, went ahead and they were some of the best fireworks I’d ever seen! It was also some of the most difficult photography ……

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