This morning Boscastle’s harbour was cloaked in shades of grey on a full tide. Contrast was offered by the bright white of the breaking waves against the black rock walls of the natural harbour entrance, as the sea is turned right by the rugged geology. Further up the channel, calm water provided a gentle backdrop to my chat with Ruth, who lives above the harbour and fishes from it.
With Ruth, who explains her love for the sea.
With visitor Neville, expounding the virtues of New Zealand’s beaches and their uses.
At the entrance to Boscastle’s natural harbour.
It was a bright, sunny morning at Boscastle for this visit. On a high tide, the harbour looked splendid. The town has been fully renovated since the floods and has convenient shops, accommodation and plenty of parking.
Interviewee Jack was a font of historical knowledge about Boscastle, explaining the reciprocal trade between Cornwall and South Wales (tin for coal) and Cornwall’s historical trade with the Phoenicians (tin for saffron from India).
The harbour at Boscastle, seen from above at high tide.