"Minack" in Cornish means a rocky place and the black headed crag below the theatre has always drawn local fishermen. Until the 1930’s they had the gorse filled gully to themselves and the cliffs echoed to the cries of gulls not actors. It was Rowena Cade who started this wonderful theatre overlooking Porthcurno Bay and the English Channel. We visited this amazing site whilst on our honeymoon in Cornwall in 1971. It was an overcast day and a bit blustery but nothing spoilt our visit. There is a long history attached to the Minack Theatre and you can read all about it on their website, http://www.minack.com/
Note And Photo From:- Fred, Brighton, UK
We were fishing on the Wye and sport was very slow. We were catching nothing and it was our last day before returning home.
Then, this little chap came and sat on my rod.
He looked around surveying his territory and decided to stay and use the rod as a”diving board” to take fish from the shoals of Bleak that were in the swim.
Cheeky “git” caught a number of fish, using the rod as a perch, whilst I didn’t get a bite all day.
( Photograph and Article submitted by F. Sutton, Bournemouth, UK )
Once the second largest natural harbour in the World. It was behind Sydney, Australia until the Sydney Opera House was built and land was reclaimed from the sea. That loss of water put Poole where it belongs on top.
Now you can wander around the harbour and take in the view from the Park or the road around he eastern side. There is the Quay Side where you can enjoy wonderful fish and chips whilst you watch the harbour at work or the ferry as it leaves. If solitude is what you seek then cross to the western shores and walk around the heathland and the Country Park.
For the sailor or fisherman your choices are endless and only require an input from you. If you like to see the unusual then cross to Brownsea Island and spot the Red Squirrel.
The White Cliffs Of England
(Photograph submitted by F.Sutton, Bournemouth, UK)
Everything we expect from the South Coast of England. Those wonderful white cliffs with the tough grass on top. A slight haze with the yacht setting sail for distant lands and the Sea-Gulls calling from above.
Tags: Isle of Wight, England, UK, Travel
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