Thursday, 22 January 2015

Cornish Fences - Good Fences 44

My elder son lives in Fowey on the south coast of Cornwall in the south-west of England and I've shown fences from there before.

Mawgan Porth Beach (from a hotel window)
Much older is the view through the window of St Catherine's Castle at Fowey.

The Fowey Estuary 
The author Daphne du Maurier had a long association with the area and in 1929 wrote her first novel, 'The Loving Spirit,' in the house behind the blue fence.

At the right end of the house is the figurehead from the schooner Jane Slade. 

Daphne was inspired to write the book after discovering the wreck of the schooner in Pont Creek. The figurehead was added to the house at a later date.

The Slade family were shipbuilders in the nearby village of Polruan. Their life and history were used by Daphne to create the saga, in The Loving Spirit, of four generations of shipbuilders and mariners in the fictional Cornish village of Plyn.

Daphne du Maurier’s son and his wife live at Ferryside today.

For more fences call in at Good-fences-44.


eileeninmd said...

Hello Bob, I love the views of the water from the hotel and the castle. Great fence finds! Have a happy day!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Hi Bob, I love all your fences because of the great views behind them :)
Have a great day!

Karen S. said...

Your son lives in a beautiful place. I remember the Ferryside photo from sometime before, really a charming place. Your first photo is just a perfect setting.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I can see myself living there, hunkered over a laptop with the view of the water, so that I can look up from time to time for a new shot of energy.

TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful area! neat that the figurehead was added to the house!

thanks, bob!

carolann said...

Hi Bob.

I enjoyed all your takes.


Breathtaking said...

Hello!:)Nicely photographed, and charming views of the south coast of Cornwall, and also interesting information about Daphne du Maurier.

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely part of the countryside and .great fences

Amy Burzese said...

Very interesting! Isn't she the author of Rebecca, which was made into a movie. I love that movie.

A Quiet Corner said...

Great fences surrounding talent...nice to know the neighborhood!...:)JP

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Bob, enjoyed your photos very much. Fascinating history on Daphne du Maurier. I went on a lot of side trips to Cornwall during my time in Devon and fell in love with it as much as I did Devonshire. Thanks for visiting. Glad you can still translate the sign in my photo. What part of Norway did you spend those ten years?

Bob Scotney said...

@Denise - I spent nearly all my time at Stavanger on the west coast, but work took me to other places - usually there and back in a day.

Bob Scotney said...

@Amy - She wrote Rebecca later (1938 I think). The movie changed the ending!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Seagull Patrol: Just flew in to make sure everything's O.K.!

Felicia said...

beautiful scenery. the house is behind the blue fence is lovely and surely must have great views.

EG CameraGirl said...

I read a bit of Daphne du Maurier when I was a teen! Nice to see photos of where some of her inspiration came from.