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.