Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 2

I’ve been invited to take part in the “Five Photos, Five Stories” challenge by Alison of Scene by Minerva. The challenge is quite simply to “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.

My five photos are going to depict what I love about Cornwall. The light, the colours, the coast, the history.

Wheal Coates
The Towanroath pumping engine house at Wheal Coates Copper and Tin Mine

The miners dug deep
Searching for copper and tin
On Cornwall’s rich coast

(please click image to enlarge)

My nomination today is Carol of The Eternal Traveller who writes about her travels at home in Australia and beyond.  Absolutely no requirement to join in, only if you want to.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

50 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 2”

    1. What can I say? A series on Cornwall just HAS to include a tin mine/engine house 😉 That’s my excuse. And I wouldn’t have objected to Ross Poldark crossing my path…

        1. I only saw two epispdes of the new one, and was determined not to like the ‘new’ Ross, because I had such fond memories of the old series. However, I have to say that I did find this new one quite easy on the eye… 🙂

  1. That path is beckoning me, Jude!! I want to walk there so badly. I’m going to have to get back to England just for Cornwall. 🙂

  2. It’s easy to see why you were drawn to that place. As a photographer I can imagine spending time there taking many a picture from many an angle.

    1. I did take a ‘few’ photos of it and the surrounding area, but must return on a sunnier day or at sunset. I was mostly worried about being blown over the cliff!

      1. I sympathize. This morning I was out photographing near the upper part of a waterfall. The rocks were slick from an overnight rain and I had to move deliberately for fear of slipping and sliding off the edge. Obviously I lived to tell the tale.

  3. This looks so much like St Agnes. We stayed there in a caravan for a week a few years ago and loved it. Beautiful scenery and I love the way you capture the gorgeous lighting.

    1. It is just outside the town of St Agnes so you probably did see this. There are so many engine houses around that particular area.

  4. I loved Cornwall. So ruggedly handsome. And who could resist a place where you can recite a poem about a man with many wives and sing a song “with cat-like tread”? 🙂

        1. Wow. Really?? Hm. I guess it’s possible that there may be some people in the world who have never seen ‘Pirates’. Seems a bit inconceivable, though. 😉
          I’ve not only seen it (both live and the movie) but I’ve also been in it! 🙂

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