14 March, 2015
Walking The Cornish Coast Looking For Tin Mines
On Tuesday, the forecast was good. Sunshine was promised so we decided to go for a walk along Cornwall's coastal path.
We started out at Chapel Porth on Cornwall's north coast, had a look at the beach (above) and then took to climbing up the cliffs via a footpath.
The footpath signs showed the way - not that you can really get lost following the coast. Amazingly though we only saw two other people on our walk. I guess nobody believed the weather forecast after all of the rain and wintry conditions we have had recently.
We soon had the old Wheal Coates tin and copper mine in sight. It's hard to believe that this would have once been a busy industrial scene. Now the area has been left to Mother Nature.
The tin mines are a symbol of Cornwall, once tin was exported, along with copper and other minerals all over the world.
The chimney stack still rises high and proud ...
... as it looks out on the Atlantic Ocean. We carried on our walk into the afternoon sustained by traditional Cornish pasties - though mine was a vegetarian pasty. A perfect day!
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