There were so many sights to see – and to photograph – on our recent trip around some of Cornwall’s many ancient sites and monuments, I thought it would be worth compiling a selection of pictures that show some other places that we visited during our stay
The countryside around Carn Euny and Boscawen, showing the first full burst of spring in the sunshine was beautiful in itself.
Then, on our final day in the area, we took a quick drive out to St Senara’s church in Zennor.
This is the home of the Mermaid chair, a piece of furniture that has been in use for at least five hundred years, and which has a mermaid carved in the side.
Legend has it that a chorister in the congregation had a voice so sweet, he drew a mermaid to hear him sing. She was reputed to sit in the shadows at the back of the 12th century church, and eventually lured him back to the sea with her, never to be seen again.
I’m not a big fan of churches usually, and this one may not be especially photogenic on the outside..
…but the simple, unfussy decorations inside gave it a lighter feel than some others I’ve seen.
And on the road between St Just and Zennor, the derelict remains of an old tin mine.
Wherever you turn there’s something beautiful to see, to experience, to explore.
No wonder we return again and again to the most atmospheric and historic of counties, Cornwall.