On the way home from our break at The Lizard, we called into Cadgwith a pretty little fishing village for lunch. It is a typical little village with narrow streets and thatched cottages, I would imagine quite a few of them are holiday cottages now. It is also still very much a working fishing port which is lovely to see. It is a hard and often dangerous way to earn a living, you could be out all day and catch nothing, or the weather may be so bad you can't go to sea. In both cases, no fish means no money. The small boat owners are a dying breed, they compete against huge fleets from far and wide. Fishing was a huge part of Cornish life in the past, I would hate to see it die out completely.
If it looks familiar, filming took place here for the film Ladies in Lavender, and there was also a BBC TV series called The Fisherman's Apprentice filmed here.
Watching the sea
Biting off more than it could chew
Having a paddle
Strange plants grow here, this looked like a cactus in the greenhouse, and I wasn't even sure if this was real until I got up close to it. I haven't a clue what it is but isn't it beautiful.
This is a wonderful children's book about a Cornish Fishing Village