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
. 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 Polruan . village of Plyn
Daphne du Maurier’s son and his wife live at Ferryside today.
For more fences call in at Good-fences-44.