poetry and prose about place

sailboats and tall ships 7-19

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7-18 e

tall ships in harbour at Charlestown (image from Street View)


7-19 1 journal


7-19 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


My trip on the 19th day of my virtual journey through Cornwall took me along the Porthpean Beach Road.  The houses along the road came in many architectural styles.  One, a stone house, made a charming roofline over the hedges around it …


7-19 a

stone house with hedges and vined walls (image from Street View)


Others were like stone fortresses, with walls and gates and history …


7-19 b Porthpean Beach Road

walled house on Porthpean Beach Road (image from Street View)


My favorite house, of white-washed stone, was in Porthpean, with the ocean in sight …


7-19 j Porthpean Beach Road

house with a green door, in Porthpean (image from Street View)


Best View: sailboats in dock at Porthpean Beach … I did two versions of this.  #1 is my favorite, but I painted the scene too literally and made the masts of the boats curved (as they appear in the Street View camera lens)!  I corrected this in #2, but I don’t like the colors as well …


August 5, 2013 'Porthpean Beach #1'  Jane Tims

August 5, 2013 ‘Porthpean Beach #1’ Jane Tims


August 7, 2013  'Porthpean Beach #2'   Jane Tims

August 7, 2013 ‘Porthpean Beach #2’ Jane Tims


Copyright 2013  Jane Tims

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  1. I love the look of white-washed stone – we don’t see much of it around here…


    Barbara Rodgers

    September 4, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    • Hi. A lot of the stone homes I see are raw stone but many have used the whitewash. I’ve seen quite a few pink-painted stone as well. Jane


      jane tims

      September 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm

  2. Lovely, especially the watercolours. When you eventually see these places “in the flesh” will you be disappointed, Jane?!


    Jane Fritz

    September 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    • Hi Jane. Thanks. I think that’s a good question. I think seeing the places I have been to on Street View would always be better in person. For one thing, the image is there, but the smells, feel of the wind, the tastes and the sounds are all missing. I would also like to get a decent look at the plants I am seeing along the way!!!! Jane


      jane tims

      September 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm

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