poetry and prose about place

hills and harbours 7-9

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One advantage of a virtual cycling trip – a day like today is not exhausting in spite of steep roads.  Visiting the city of Looe involves biking from the higher land around St. Martin, down into the valley where Looe is situated.  Leaving Looe means biking up a very steep hill until you reach the high land again.


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houses along West Looe Hill … a long way to the top of the hill (image from Street View)


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map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


Looe is from a Cornish word meaning ‘deep water inlet’.  The River Looe divides the town into East and West.


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approaching Looe from the east (image from Street View)


The town is a busy port.  Life seems to be centered around the river and the bridge crossing the river …


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bridge over Looe River (image from Street View)


Sail boats anchor just off Quay Road …


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view along Quay Road (image from Street View)


It can’t always be fun to live at the base of a steep hill …


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what happened to the white car? (image from Street View)


Best View: a composite of two places on West Looe Hill … a garden of shrubs and ferns …


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and a view of a quaint stone stairway …


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I think they blended well into a single painting …


July 15, 2013  'West Looe Hill'   Jane Tims

July 15, 2013 ‘West Looe Hill’ Jane Tims


Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

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  1. It looks like that white car took out the retaining wall and the corner of a the house as it crashed down the hill – yikes! Love your “West Looe Hill” watercolor – so peaceful…


    Barbara Rodgers

    August 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    • Hi Barbara. Thanks! I think that crushed car image is amazing. I wonder if it was a crash in the night… it would have been terrifying! Jane


      jane tims

      August 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm

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