Thursday, January 28, 2016

Padstow - Cornwall - England

I visited the charming town of Padstow on Monday 28th of December 2015 and today I am sharing some of the photos I took whilst exploring. Some of you may have also seen my earlier posts here on Travel Tales and my Photography Blog.

Faces on Friday    The National Lobster Hatchery     ABC Wednesday

Traditionally a fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, situated on the west bank of the River Camel estuary approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Wadebridge, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Bodmin and 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Newquay.

Padstow is a popular tourist destination. Although some of its former fishing fleet remains, it is mainly a yachting haven on a dramatic coastline with few easily navigable harbours. The influence of restaurateur Rick Stein can be seen in the port, and tourists travel from long distances to eat at his restaurant and caf├ęs.

 I loved the atmosphere in the town with the busy harbour and quaint streets. There are more photos which I will be sharing on the photography blog in the coming weeks.

A lovely video about Padstow - Courtesy of  Padstow Tourist Information and YouTube

With thanks to the following websites, where you can find out more about this beautiful Cornish village.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Faces on Friday - Stone Face - Padstow - Cornwall - England

Those of you that have been following my blogs for some time now, may well recall that this is not the first time I have posted Stone Faces for Faces on Friday. 
There is a collection similar to the one I share here on the railings in Marta where I used to live in Italy! Faces Set In Stone - Marta I have never found out the story behind them. So when I saw this one in Padstow I was again fascinated.

Does anyone know the story behind this one?

I have already shared other photos from Padstow here on Travel Tales earlier this week, from my visit to The National Lobster Hatchery and I will be sharing more that I took whilst exploring this delightful place in a future post.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The National Lobster Hatchery - Padstow - Cornwall - England

The National Lobster Hatchery is a charitable organization located in PadstowEngland which was was opened in August 2000 and is situated on South Quay in PadstowCornwall. The organisation is a marine Conservation, research and education charity that focuses its efforts on the European lobster. It exists to serve the coastal fishing communities of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The hatchery consists of a visitor centre, shop and conference facility, as well as various culture spaces, laboratories and technical facilities.

When I was on a recent trip to Cornwall I took the opportunity to visit The National Lobster Hatchery ethically I think  this is a brilliant idea and deserves to be supported.  Hence the reason I am sharing some photos and links with you on the blog which I hope you will find interesting.

Location and contact details
Address: South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL England
Phone Number: 01841 533877

You can even Adopt A Lobster  Click on the link to the left of the photo to find out more.
With thanks to the following websites, where you can find out more about this fascinating organisation.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Faces on Friday - Salisbury Cathedral - England

Man and Staff

                               It is not often one sees a gentleman using a staff as a walking stick.