Back In St Mawes

Back to my beloved St Mawes in Cornwall. The weather is a little mixed but that never stops us from getting out and about and I am always surprised how quickly the weather can change here, one minute slightly misty and then all of a sudden the sun beams down on us all.


St Mawes is an ideal location from where to see many places in Cornwall easily and indeed today we are soon to be off by Ferry across to Falmouth which is a beautiful trip across the water just taking twenty minutes and always interesting to watch other boats and look for seals, wonder if we will be lucky today?



A Wonderful Winter Day With Plenty Of Snow


A wonderful winter day, having not seen snow for some considerable time here in the UK, I thought it just an ideal opportunity not to be missed, go for a walk and take these photos, so sorry this time my blog is not about the coast, just for a change…………….

The one thing that particularly fascinates me when it snows, is the complete silence, very special and a time for us all to just slow up and listen to nature.

A Place Called Place!


From St Mawes there is a wonderful view across to a place called Place. With the land sloping away to the estuary features of this Grade 1 listed house can be glimpsed, partially visible. Built in 1861 by Sir Thomas Spry in the style of a French Chateau. Sadly not open to the public other than on special occasions.

There is a ferry from St Mawes which crosses from the harbour and operates seven days a week during the summer months to Place Creek on the Rosalind Peninsula.

Behind the house is Place Church which has been described as the best example in Cornwall of what parish church were like in the 12th and 13th centuries. The church is opened daily so do take a look inside. ¬†Continue on and there is a lovely walk along the headland which will ultimately take you to the St Anthony’s Lighthouse.