Sunday, 16 May 2010

Photos of Cornwall, May 2010 - The Cot Valley and Porth Nanven

Just back from Cornwall - it has been hectic with work hours being long and then going down to Cornwall with the whole family.

I didn't get enough sketching done with family around but took loads of photos.

The one above is the stream running down the Cot valley, past the farmhouse where we stayed. and below are the little Cot arriving at the sea at Porth Nanven and joining the sea. (I painted her last year on a sunnier day)

view from the moor, moorland farms

and the view from up on the moors in the centre of Cornwall - in places you can see both coasts - Penance and St Michael's Mount to the south and Cape Cornwall to the north.

aerial map of the Cot Valley - though it flattens all the very steep hills :>(


annie said...

How lush and green in the nooks and crannies. So glad that you got to go down to Cornwall, Vivien.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Annie's right - very lush and green.

Sarah Wimperis said...

Oh what a beautiful place Cornwall is, so glad you enjoyed your holiday Viv.

vivien said...

it was great - apart from juggling the needs of a wide variety of ages and fitnesses! 2 year olds to my 80 year old mother ... not the easiest, or one designed to allow sketching time :>(

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful photos vivien..I hope to get to see it some day...and of course your cot valley painting just beautiful..

thesea said...

I love that second photo.