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Mary Ann's Fulbright Exchange to Oulu, Finland
August 2001 - June 2002

Photo Album

Cornwall, England Mini-Vacation
20-27 October 2001



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We're on the M-5 between Birmingham and Cornwall. (3066)

The Atlantic Ocean in the distance as we approach Penzance. (3067)

Side road in Cornwall. This is a wide one. (3068)

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I'm not parked on the wrong side of the road! They drive on the left side of the road here - takes a little getting used to. (3069)

We're getting closer to Penzance, the highway is down to two-lane. (3070)

Chy-an-Mor B & B was our base for the week. Grand place; we highly recommend it. (3074)

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Penzance Harbor, low tide (3071)

Penzance Harbor, high tide. (3075)

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<---- Low Tide There is a twelve to fifteen foot average tide in Penzance.

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Penzance Harbor, low tide. (3072)

Penzance Harbor, high tide. (3076)

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Penzance Harbor, high tide. (3077)

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We always enjoyed A & E's Lovejoy series and couldn't resist this photo. (3073)

Our first view of St. Michael's Mount from the car park in Marazion. (3078)

Street scene in Marazion. (3079)

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A view of St. Michael's Mount and the Gig Bar in Marazion. ( 3080)

The boat ride to the mount.  One pound sterling each for the ride. (3081)

Your choice now, either ride the boat or climb back up.  Note the high water mark and red sign. (3082)

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End of the boat ride over from Marazion to the Mount. (3083)

The harbor at the mount. (3084)

Starting the climb to the castle. (3085)

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The Pilgrims' Steps. (3086)

What a castle invader would have had to cross.  Note the submerged causeway and water line on harbor wall. (3087)

Some of the fortress walls and the view back to Penzance.  That reef is not visible at high tide; an indication of the range of the tides. (3088)

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Looking down from the fortress walls; and this is a calm day. (3089)

John sitting on a cannon, with a view back to Penzance. (Crnwl121)

Mary Ann at the entrance to the castle and home of the St. Aubyn family. (3090)

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Part of the castle village below and the causeway starting to be visible as the tide drops. (3091)

More of the causeway visible.  People are starting to walk across from both sides. (3092)

Causeway is uncovered now so the ferry boats are "out of business" for a while. (3093)

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The water is almost lapping at your feet but there was another hour or so before low tide. (3094)

I would not want to be caught out here in my suit of armor! (3095)

Hard to imagine I walked all the way from the mount on dry ground. (Crnwl122)

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The Walled Garden at Trengwainton Gardens. (3096)

The main drive at Trengwainton Gardens. (3097)

The house at Trengwainton Gardens. Note the discreet "Private" sign about one-half way up the hill. (3098)

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Looking down the meadow and onto Mount Bay. (3099)

John at a local reservoir.  Some of the field stone walls are 4000 years old.  (Crnwl123)

The harbor at Mousehole. (Crnwl125)

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Along the waterfront in Mousehole.  Note the street width warning sign (round) on the wall just above the car.  This is a two-way street. (Crnwl126)

Mary Ann with the Mousehole harbor entrance behind her. (Crnwl127)

Part of the town and harbor shot from the harbor wall - see prior photo. (Crnwl128)

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Minack Theatre, a "permanent" theatre, much of it in local stone. (Crnwl129)

Mary Ann's "on stage" at the Minack. (Crnwl130)

More open-air seating. (Crnwl131)

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The coast east of the theatre. (Crnwl132)

Porthcurno Beach, east of the theatre, is where most British  overseas "submarine" cables came ashore until the 1990's. (Crnwl133)

The town of Porthcurno.  That is a typical Cornwall two-way road on the hill. (Crnwl134)

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The coast at Land's End, Cornwall. (Crnwl135)

Some rocks at Land's End. (Crnwl136)

The rocks and lighthouse offshore at Land's End. (Crnwl137)

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John at Land's End. (Crnwl138)

The Pump House at the Levant Tin Mine, which has a restored 150-year old steam-powered  beam engine. (Crnwl139)

One of St. Ives four wonderful beaches. (Crnwl140)

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Low tide in the Harbor at St. Ives. (Crnwl201)

Another beach at St. Ives. The fishing boat is waiting for the tide to come in before entering the harbor. (Crnwl202)

The Mermaid Inn on St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly. (Crnwl203)

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>Lanyon Quoit ceremonial site on the Penzance Peninsula.  It dates back over 3,000 years. (Crnwl204)

The Lanyon Quoit marker. (Crnwl205)

Mary Ann and John.  Crawling through the stone was supposed to be a cure-all. (Crnwl206)

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A burial site. (Crnwl208)

Mary Ann "feeling the magnetic lines" at the Merry Maidens. (Crnwl209)

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Ring of nineteen stones representing the maidens. (Crnwl210)

A view of Penzance from the road to Mousehole. (Crnwl211)

The Old Post Office at Tintagel. The legend of King Arthur lives on in Tintagel. I hoped to see Prince Valiant riding through town! (Crnwl212)


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