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sailboats and tall ships 7-19

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

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map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)

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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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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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 …

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

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

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

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

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Copyright 2013  Jane Tims

water and stone 7-13

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treed archway over road near Lansallos (image from Street View)

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After seeing hidden doors and arched roadways, I am on the lookout for other evidence of enchantment on my Cornwall journey.  So, when the road dipped into one of those treed valleys …

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treed archway near Lansallos (image from Street View)

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I was not surprised to see an unexpected stone stairway …

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unexpected stairway (image from Street View)

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and a roadside fountain …

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water ‘fountain’ in roadway west of Lansallos (image from Street View)

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I think this is a way of making the water in a hillside stream more accessible, but it made me think of the magical associations of woodland pools …

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July 25, 2013 ‘reflection’ Jane Tims

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Best View:  a stone house near Lansallos … pen and watercolor …

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July 22, 2013 ‘stone house near Lansallos’ Jane Tims

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Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

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