Pilot gigs at Cadgwith – as usual, click on the
thumbnails for much bigger photos
There’s something very sweetly charming about the tiny Cornish cove village of Cadgwith, and thekind invitation to look at their boats is entirely in keeping with the pleasant tenor of the place.
They’re saving up to pay for a new gig, however, as their boats are apparently having trouble keeping up with the leaders in races! Please contribute, if you can. The photo below explains the problem:
Cadgwith Pilot Gig Club needs your dosh!
Cadgwith beach, fishermen’s chapel, and
an unexplained plaque
The beach and its fishing boats surrounded by granite buildings and jagged schist rocks are unforgettable, as is the romantic little fishermen’s chapel.
And what about that plaque? I don’t know who these people were but I notice that the club has a boat named after Buller.
No doubt that wall could tell some stories. Presumably no-one sings now, as people hardly sing in public anywhere now unless they’ve got a geetar and a public address system – but what kind of progress is that anyway? And have you noticed that whistling has died out? Can you remember hearing someone whistle in the acrobatic way the old boys used to do when we were all kids?
It must be time for some songs again soon…
If you’re going to Cornwall you may need this: