Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 3

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.

St Michael's Mount

I keep returning to this place. The light on the bay draws me here for some inexplicable reason. I feel as though I belong here. (please click image to enlarge)

In 1595, Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole were invaded, sacked and burned by a Spanish raiding fleet in the aftermath of their ill-fated Armada and only a few Medieval and Tudor buildings survived this experience. While these invaders were soon despatched, this event marked the last time England was ever invaded by hostile forces.

My nomination today is Gilly of Lucid Gypsy who loves to wander and is pretty good with a poem or Haiku. 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.

38 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 3”

  1. We loved our time in Mevagissey exploring Cornwall and this was one of our best days. And I was going to nominate Gilly but I see you beat me to it.

    1. Mevagissey is a lovely fishing harbour, I had the best mussels there a few years ago. Did you visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan whilst you were there?

      1. We did indeed and at the Crown Inn in St. Ewe we met Lyn Nelson, wife of John who headed the restoration of the gardens. Had a good chat.

  2. What is it about places that are perched just out from the edge of land like that that appeals to me so much? I’ve no idea but I love them. Lindisfarne is another favourite.

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