HampshireCam Travels ~ North Coast of Cornwall

The final photographs taken during a short visit to Cornwall in May

The Minster is the Mother Church of Boscastle, the original church was built in 1150 by the Lord of the Manor, William de Bottreaux. The church has been restored and extended over the centuries but probably the biggest challenge came in 2004. August 16th was the day that a large part of Boscastle and the harbour area of the village was devastated by flooding. The Minster in a valley to the north of the village didn't escape either and was flooded to a depth of six feet, the following day after the waters had receded the interior of the church was left under several inches of mud and slime. After a long period of drying out and refurbishment the church was reopened on the first anniversary of the flooding. Below, the church buried deep in the valley, the flood waters came off the hill to the left.                                 Photo: David Packman


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The interior of the Minster with a few of the many new colourful kneelers.                                       Photo: David Packman


The entrance to Boscastle Harbour.                                                                                           Photo: David Packman


Photo: David Packman


Herring Gull, an interested onlooker watching the visitors pass by.                       Photo: David Packman


Looking from the harbour entrance towards the village.                                                                 Photo: David Packman


One of the many picturesque areas of Boscastle.                                                                        Photo: David Packman


Badger Bill a welcome visitor on his nightly quest for food.                                  Photo: David Packman


Padstow's new 5.5 million RNLI lifeboat station nears completion next to the existing boathouse in Mother Ivey's Bay. The first lifeboat arrived in Padstow in 1825 and traditionally the lifeboats were based in the Camel Estuary, but in 1967 due to the silting of the estuary it was decided to move the station to a new location at Mother Ivey's Bay on the eastern side of Trevose Head. The latest class of all weather lifeboat, the Tamar class will be on station when work is completed later this year. The photograph was taken from Trevone nearly two miles away.                                                        Photo: David Packman


Taken from the same location as the above image, the sun going down over Trevose Head.             Photo: David Packman

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