05 September, 2006

Cornwall update - Boscastle

So, August 26th (Saturday) saw us take a drive to Boscastle. It's been a while since I've been back (it was a total mess last time I was there, only about 2 shops open) since "The Flood" and seeing it from the top of the rise it suddenly becomes abundantly clear quite what an area of land was available to the storm...plenty to drown that tiny little valley, in fact, seeing it again in context it's incredible that it hasn't happened before (or since), quite honestly... :0
Cornwall 2006 #7
...it's strange, but wandering the streets now, it looks like a clone of the original, the same, but somehow not...it's been rebuilt (in fact there are still bulding sites around the place) to look the same as it did, but the effect that time had on the buildings has been lost, so it's interesting from the point of view of seeing what Boscastle may have been like when it was first established as a fishing community I guess...
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..of course there are still a couple of fishing boats in the harbour -
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- and some evidence of lobster catching (at least) -
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- but the towns income is largely based on the tourist trade (bolstered, ironically by the flood that wiped the charming buildings into the sea) -
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- we climbed the cliffs, but I get terribly nervous on scree covered, slippery, narrow paths that meander irresponsibly close to precipitous chasm and sharp rock far, far below...(so the visit was fleeting)...
That evening I tried a different steak in the clubhouse, this time asking for "Medium Rare", and, well, judge for yourself... ;)
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you see the iritating Vicar from Sea Side Parish ?

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Not this time, but I saw her on my last visit (just before new years after the flood happened), she was leading a group of carol singers to raise money to rebuild the town...

vod queen said...

glad to hear your back.... my day has not been quite the same without your blog.... thought i recognised boscastle photos on flicker... parish priest on tv was good... are your outlaws back yet... we're off to laughton on thurs pm... X

Anonymous said...

Who Is flyingpops ?

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Isn't anonymity a wonderful thing... ;)

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Aw, thanks Vod Queen... ;) Not sure we are gonna make it this time... :(

Tom Hopwood said...

Scenery is brill but that steak doesn't look a patch on the ones we had in Cologne. Although they were a bit bloody for me I had to be a 'Bulldog' didn't I?

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Not terrible, but the french do own cooking steak... ;)