Jellyfish, Swans and Engine Houses

09 Jul

1   We spent the morning photographing the places we had lived in and around Perranporth this morning and also had a lovely time on the beach.  There were dozens of pretty jellyfish in the sands and in the little pools left by the outgoing tide. I’m not sure that they would be fun to meet in the water but I would love to know their names.

Jellyfish 2

Jellyfish 2

Jellyfish 1

Jellyfish 1

2   On the beach near Chapel Rock and in the freshwater stream that runs from the hills into the sea we came across two adult swans with seven cygnets.  I love how the wind blew the feathers on one of the parents and, less obviously, on the cygnets.

Swan family

Swan family

Beautiful swan

3   We spent the afternoon photographing! This time we went in search of our industrial heritage, the relics of tin mining that are all over Cornwall, the wonderful structures that housed the beam engines that pumped the water out of the tin and copper mines. I will do a whole post devoted to them but here is the most beautiful and elegant of them all, Killifreth, Hawke’s Shaft Pumping Engine House.

Killifreth, Hawke's Shaft Pumping Engine House

Killifreth, Hawke’s Shaft Pumping Engine House


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8 responses to “Jellyfish, Swans and Engine Houses

  1. alexraphael

    July 8, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Nice. Especially the swan family photo

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 8, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Yes, I was very pleased to catch them. I hope they stay on the river so that I can follow their progress. Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment. 🙂

  2. utesmile

    July 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    that engine house is beautiful, they look so picturesque. I always love them!

  3. Choc Chip Uru

    July 10, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Those swans are SO beautiful 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    July 9, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I have got to explore my surroundings more…you show the neatest things…

  5. Colline

    July 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Wouldn’t like to step on one of those jellyfish.


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