Saturday, December 6
10 Photos Of Mevagissey Cornwall And The Monkey Hanged As A Spy
It was a nice cold winter's day on Wednesday so we went to the fishing village of Mevagissey about seven miles from where we live in Cornwall.
Many of the fishing boats were in the harbour - actually there are twin harbours so the boats are quite sheltered from any storms or bad weather.
It's hard to imagine that back in 1886 Mevagissey landed 255,000 hundredweight of fish - the highest quantity of any port in western England.
On our walk around the harbour walls the sea was quite rough and I got a bit wet taking the photo below as a wave crashed into the entrance to the outer harbour. The lighthouse can be seen on the opposite wall.
The lobster and crab pots were stacked along by the harbour.
A small boat entered the outer harbour with two men standing aboard.
Along side the harbour there is the old Fountain Inn and ...
... the Wheel House restaurant.
And before the visitors leave they usually grab a postcard to send home to say what a great time they are having!
P.S. It is said that the locals at Mevagissey hanged a monkey they took to be a French spy during the Napoleonic wars! There's always a legend wherever you go in Cornwall.
Photos: © Mike Perry
For more photos and posts on Cornwall go to Mike's Cornwall
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Posted by Mike Perry at 06:00
Labels: Cornwall, Mevagissey, Travel
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Delightful village! I always love a fishing port and harbor. Unusual to see the wood and rope lobster pots as we rarely see them anymore in the U.S. Cornwall is truly beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ann, though it all looks so much better on a sunshine day. When it's grey, raining and the wind is blowing it has completely different atmosphere.Delete
Just beautiful! And I love the Cornwall legends!ReplyDelete
What a feast for the eyes, and a lovely day to be there! Lucky you and the Mrs.ReplyDelete
After watching "Pirates of the Caribbean," and the antics of the monkey in that movie - I can believe someone would hang a monkey. It's not a stretch of the imagination.
Thank you so much for your visits - have a great weekend.
Thanks Dixie - enjoy your weekend too.Delete