Monday, 26 July 2010

Pont Pill Fowey

This is Pont Pill, a tidal creek off Fowey Harbour in Cornwall. There is a cluster of cottages, a farmhouse and a larger house, as well as the remains of lime kilns and a quay for the loading of barges. It is perfectly possible down here to forget time; at least for an afternoon. Moreover, here grows an apple tree from which I once picked the juiciest and most delicious, sun-warmed apple that I have ever tasted. Just up the valley, beyond the stream, is the church of Lanteglos-by-Fowey, in which there are ancient memorials (including an image of a knight in brass), to the family of Mohun (pronounced 'Moon'), who lived at what is now Hall Farm, nearby; after the first of them to settle in the area followed his hawk into the garden of Hall Farm and met the daughter of the house, whom he married.

1 comment:

  1. WOW I think that is a great place to have a vacation. Wish I can visit the place someday.