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Cornwall, St. Ives and Bays

Updated on December 11, 2012
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Retired counselor, 341 short stories published by FSU. I have 4 sons, love sharing photography, writing, love travel, sunshine, sea & Grace.

A few photos taken during my stay in Cornwall. Although the weather has been very changeable, today and yesterday were lovely. The coast line is outstanding as well as the little villages and pubs.

St. Michael's Mount, Penzance
St. Michael's Mount, Penzance
PorthLeven Harbor
PorthLeven Harbor
Mullion, Cornwall
Mullion, Cornwall


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      Helen Lewis 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Glad you like them Leni!

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      Leni Sands 

      7 years ago from UK

      Fab photo's - I am bookmarking these!

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      Helen Lewis 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Rob, I'm glad you enjoyed the pics of your "home land." Its SUCH a beautiful place! I didn't know the answer to your questions, so I did some research and here is the best answer for you:

      Cornish is spoken mainly in Cornwall and by a few people in Australia and America. It is related to Breton and Welsh. There are around 300 fluent speakers, and many more with some knowledge of the language.

      The earliest known examples of written Cornish date from the end of the 9th century AD. It started to separate from Welsh in the 7th century. Old Breton and old Cornish are very similar. From around 800 - 1250 old Cornish was used with traces still surviving through place names in eastern Cornwall. Medieval Cornish is the term used for the language spoken from 1250 - 1550 and literature such as religious plays, poems and sermons still survive. Late, or modern Cornish from 1550 evident in folk tales, song and poems etc. gradually died out by the end of the 19th century.

      In 1904 Henry Jenner learnt from native speakers publishing a 'Handbook of the Cornish Language'. He also learned to speak Breton. He attempted to revive the language.

      Today, magazines and newspaper articles are written in Cornish . BBC radio Cornwall have news broadcasts in Cornish and programmes for learners.

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      Rob Lattin 

      7 years ago from Born in Chicago, now I'm in Mostly Michigan

      Beautiful pics! I have ancestors from there and wondered what it looked like. Do they still speak Cornish there? (Sorry, I am an ignorant American). I am curious about various dialects in English-speaking countries.

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      Helen Lewis 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals, thank you so much for stopping by... glad to hear you enjoyed the trip! Helen :-)

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Beautiful Cornwall photos. It made me feel as though I went on a nice, relaxing tour.

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      Helen Lewis 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi purplepassion1 - thank you for your kind comments - I didn't write anything yet, but intend to when I get back :-)

      Hi Robwrite, its easy to take stunning photos at every turn because it is so picturesque - I hope you get here some day! :-)

      Hi AliciaC - glad this brought back memories for you - I am happy to share my stay with you all :-)

      Hi dahoglund, I am still here in Cornwall and have uploaded more photos of St. Ives today... its a really lovely place and I am really enjoying my stay :-)

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Judging by the pictures you must have had a great time.

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      Linda Crampton 

      7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos. I visited Cornwall several times when I was a child, so this hub brought back lovely memories. Thanks for the virtual vacation!

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      7 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      Beautiful pictures. I hope to go there someday.

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      Joanne Lombardo 

      7 years ago from Prescott AZ

      Oh, thank you so much for the mental vacation I just took in my mind while watching your photos. How wonderful you had the opportunity to go and you took it. I have not checked to see if you wrote about it, but I will now.

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      Helen Lewis 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Moon Daisy, thanks for your comments! The cottage by the sea sounds idyllic - hope you get to come back here soon - its so beautiful! :-)

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      Moon Daisy 

      7 years ago from London

      Lovely photos. I love Cornwall too. We had a great holiday there 10 years ago, in a lovely cottage by the sea. It was so beautiful, and I'd love to go back there one day.

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      Helen Lewis 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi acaetnna, thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. Yes, Cornwall is stunning at every turn. I would definitely make a trip back here if you can! Take care, Helen :-)

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      7 years ago from Guildford

      Cornwall is a stunning place and you have taken some amazing photographs. Your photos brought back many happy memories of holidaying in Cornwall when I was a child. I must persuade my husband to take me back there again soon, we both love the place. Up and pressing your buttons too.


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