Cornish fishing village Mousehole, in the 1940s

My thanks to Cornish boat builder Marcus Lewis for this one!

The last of the working schooners on film

‘Down in the romantic West Country, Will the accordion player grinds out his haunting old tunes to the last of a great race of seamen… ‘

My thanks to Fowey boatbuilder Marcus Lewis for this one!

A harbour stroll: Porthleven

Porthleven – read about this fishing port near Helston in Cornwall here. As you may have realised, we’ve got our Internet back after a trying 51 days without a telephone service.

PS – The mediaeval wall paintings showing a sailing ship and a mermaid complete with a mirror and St Christoper walking through water are in the parish church at the nearby village of Breage. It’s well worth a look if you’re passing by.