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|Looking towards the head of the harbour.|
|Looking towards the mouth of the harbour. The hole in the|
wall almost in the center of the picture can be
closed off with the beams below in bad weather. Note the church
tower to the far right center of the picture.
|These beams are something like 10 inches thick and 24 inches high!|
|The outer walls of the harbour, complete with cannons to|
protect the harbour from pirates or privateers.
|The church sits at the mouth of the harbour.|
|There is a picture, which I have not been able to find|
(so I can "borrow" it) that shows waves crashing over the
top of the tower!
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Now if you click to view the larger map, and drag it down and to the left so you actually go UP the coast, you will see where the inset is I have inserted here:
|The tiny red dot is just about exactly where the house is,|
the white square is the car park (£5.60 for the day).
Hayle (Heyl in the original Cornish language) is the town that is down the road a piece, perhaps a mile. It's a typical British town, with a Tesco's, an M&D, an Asda, an Aldi's, a Co-operative, and a Lidl's - all groceries. There are fish and chip restaurants on every corner, mostly catering to the tourists. Pubs are ubiquitous, some owned by the breweries or other large chains, the others are "free houses" - owned by the proprietor/publican. Many are quite old, or at least in old buildings. The atmosphere is always jovial, dogs and kids are welcome in most, and they all serve "pub food", which means crusties, sandwiches, baguettes, toasties, and full meals. Some add starters to the menu, and others desserts, some both. For the most part, the dozen or so pubs I've visited have had pretty good food. Hayle has a very nice public park with a modern playground, and a well used BMX/skateboard park.
Anyway, just back from the Angarrack Inn, had a couple of pints, and chili con carne is dinner tonight. Tomorrow, Derek has to go to a funeral, then Friday morning he has Coastal Watch duty, so I will be on my own, probably sleeping a bit, and getting sorted and packed for the return trip. I'm working on a final post for tomorrow, so stay tuned!