The rugged coast of St Just,Cornwall,England.
..A beautiful place to holiday...
St Just and the local area is littered with remnants of it's mining past and the workers lifetime of hard toil. The most thought provoking aspect is how these scenes of dire hardship and short lives have been romanticised over the years! Quaint cottages by the sea or a fantastic coastline walk to work are light years away from the grim reality of having no winter fuel or walking to work in 6 inches of snow on precipitous cliff side paths, or facing the very high likelihood of a workplace fatality.
Imagining yourself.. ..transported back through time to the mid 1800's is impossible to prevent when you traverse a precipitous path to access a remote engine house, the toil of the workers, their fear of death in a disaster, putting food on the table, keeping warm... How is this romantic?.. I'm afraid people have short memories and little consideration if they are not directly affected by a situation of over a hundred years ago..
...IT IS ROMANTIC!......A fantastic coastal walk along the winding old paths, filling your lungs with fresh sea air and viewing the rugged and jagged rocky outcrops! The sound of the Ocean crashing below! The flora, the fauna and the snakes in the grass! The smell, the sounds, the birds, the cows, the green fields, the freedom! Freedom to wander at will and marvel at the beauty of it all... Walk a mile and curiosity will take hold of you to walk another mile, and then another! What is around that bend or nook or crag or brow of a hill..
The rugged coast of Cornwall.
Romantic Coast of St Just.
Is the area in question 'ROMANTIC' in your view?
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Answer 3 is the correct answer unless of course you have already visited and voted 1.
I don't envisage any 2 votes!
- St Just Town Council
St Just is a granite town in a granite peninsula, Britain’s most westerly town.
- Mines in St Just Area of Cornwall
St Just area has been mined for tin and copper for around 2000 years, however volume production started around 1820 and lasted till around 1930. The workings extended a mile out under the sea. Geevor mine at Pendeen was eventually the last to close i
- Botallack Crowns Mine
Just over a mile northwest of St. Just, the mine we call Botallack includes the former Wheal Cock, Crowns and Carnyorth Mines as well as Parknoweth.