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This is the entrance to the harbour at Polperro;if you look carefully you can see the narrow gap where all the craft must steer to enter the harbour.
The rooftop that you can see, is a little shelter, where you can sit and enjoy the view.

Polperro is a beautiful village that nestles in a narrow valley.This shot follows from my last post 'All in a row'.

Polperro is a 13th century fishing village,and was mentioned in the Domesday Book.
When Britain was at war with its neighbours in the 18th century, duty on many goods was increased considerably,encouraging the Polperro fishermen to smuggle goods such as tea,gin, brandy and tobacco across from Guernsey.
To be successful, smuggling had to be properly organised.Ships had to be loaded and unloaded, often in winter or at night without lights, and to land a cargo in Talland Bay in foul weather would have been no easy task.

It was a sunny day, there was a strong,cold,easterly wind and there was a mist over the sea and horizon,so I have added contrast to help bring out the beautiful colours of the coastline.

Thanks for looking.

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  • Copyright: jean dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 794 W: 0 N: 788] (2799)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2008-02-18
  • Categories: Natura
  • Camera: SONY DSC-N1
  • Esposizione: f/4, 1/500 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2008-03-05 8:55
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