Panorama – Boscastle Harbour

Panorama - Boscastle Harbour, North Cornwall

Panorama - Boscastle Harbour, North Cornwall

This is a panoramic view of the harbour at Boscastle taken from the cliff path on the north side of the harbour. It is a stitched image of five separate exposures which I think went together very well. It covers all the major features of the harbour and surrounding cliffs and I was very pleased with the outcome. Hope you like it. Comments and feedback are always welcome – please use the form below

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The Harbour Light – Boscastle

Harbour Light, Boscastle, North Cornwall (David Carvey)

Harbour Light, Boscastle, North Cornwall (David Carvey)

This quaint looks as if it is at least 300 years old, but actually was built only six years ago. The reason for that is that the original building was swept away in the Boscastle flood disaster of August 2004. I have a picture of the original building (which you can see below) and as you can see the new building is an exact replica, even down to the the jagged line of the roof ridge. No doubt this building has been built to modern regulations with probably some added features not in the original, but to all intents and purposes the casual observer would probably not doubt that it had stood on this spot for centuries. So the next time you are in Boscastle go and take a look. I would also suggest that you go inside and and sample the cream teas with cornish clotted cream – delicious !

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Boscastle Harbour, Boscastle

Boscastle Harbour, Boscastle, North Cornwall (David Carvey)

Boscastle Harbour, Boscastle, North Cornwall

This is Boscastle Harbour on a day when the tide was in. The harbour is probably one of the most sheltered in Cornwall as the entrance forms an ‘S’ before you get to the breakwater – seen here on the left. There could be a storm out in the Atlantic approach to the harbour but here it will be quiet and calm.

This scene might look idyllic now, but during the Flood Disaster of August 2004 the harbour was filled with trashed cars and the debris from smashed property. Since that time the town has made a remarkable recovery, and unless you were aware of the disaster you would probably never guess that this view had been a scene of utter devastation.

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Coastal View – Pentargon, Near Boscastle

Coastal View - Pentargon, Near Boscastle, North Cornwall (David Carvey)

Coastal View - Pentargon, Near Boscastle, North Cornwall

This is a view that, like so many coastal views in Cornwall you won’t see unless you walk to it. The walk is not too difficult, although you will need to be reasonably fit to tackle the first part from Boscastle. Take the footpath towards Penally Point at the mouth of Boscastle Harbour, then follow the path in a north-easterly direction until you get to this point. From here there is a footpath back to the road and on down into Boscastle making a circular walk of about 2 miles.

Like a lot of the good things in life a little effort is required if you want to experience them, and the Cornwall Coastal Footpath repays the effort handsomely. You can find out more about the coastal path at The Southwest Coastal Path Website – Here

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Updated Boscastle Gallery

Boscastle Harbour, North Cornwall (David Carvey)

Boscastle Harbour, North Cornwall

I have add new images to my Boscastle Gallery which can be viewed Here.

Mostly taken during the summer, they include the harbour, Penally Point and Willapark as well as some images taken on a walk to Pentargon. Take a look, I hope you enjoy them. As always all comments and feedback are welcome.

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Rural View – The Valency Valley, Boscastle, North Cornwall

Rural View - The Valency Valley, Boscastle, North Cornwall (David Carvey)

Rural View - The Valency Valley, Boscastle, North Cornwall

Boscastle is a popular holiday destination for visitors to Cornwall, and most will head for the harbour area with its gift shops, cafes and quaint cottages. But if you head in the opposite direction when leaving the main car park you will come to the entrance to the walk through the Valency Valley. The walk follows the Valency River and was the scene of a lot of flood damage at the time of the Boscastle Flood in 2004. At the time of visiting this location there were still signs of damage but nature has a way of recovering quickly and I expect by now you probably wouldn’t see that anything had happened.

This image was made about a mile up the valley from Boscastle and is probably a scene that has not been photographed much, unlike Boscastle which, after Polperro is one of the most photographed locations in Cornwall. Do you know of any other ‘secret’ locations ? Enjoy, comments and feedback always welcome. You can also follow me on Twitter @magiccornwall

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Boscastle Harbour Entrance from the Cliff Path, Boscastle, North Cornwall

Boscastle Harbour Entrance from the Cliff Path, Boscastle, North Cornwall (David Carvey)

Boscastle Harbour Entrance from the Cliff Path, Boscastle, North Cornwall

This is the entrance to Boscastle Harbour taken on a sunny summers day. Boscastle is a very popular holiday destination on the North Cornish coast, though arguably best known as the scene of the flood disaster of August 2004 which was played out on TV screens across the world. I remember that day well as early in the morning I had thought it would be a splendid day to visit Boscastle, but in the end I plumped for a shoot at Pelynt and Lanreath, near Looe, how fortunate was that for me. Visiting Boscastle after the renovations had been completed I found a vibrant bustling village with all the shops re-opened and plenty of holidaymakers ambling through the village.

Anyway back to the Picture. This image was taken on the coastal path leading north from the village and overlooking the harbour entrance. You will notice how the entrance to the harbour has a couple of dog-legs providing a sheltered entrance and making it ideal as a harbour safe from the winter Atlantic storms. I composed the image so that I had a clear view of the entrance and Willapark Headland topped with the coastguard lookout. The path leads the eye from the foreground through the picture towards the harbour and headlands. I set up my tripod on the path, though I had move it a couple of times to let walkers get past, until I was finally able to get the shot. I was pleased to have the patch of pink flowers on the right of the path in the shot as I think it adds a bit of colour to the image.