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The rocky outcrop is Statis Rock, the beach in the foreground is Boat Beach, the rocks to the right are Seal Rocks and the road behind the beach is Kinka Road. If the peninsular has a name, I can't find it. - I just found reference to Sugar Loaf Point holiday accommodation, so maybe Sugar Loaf Point??
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Seal Rocks it is. Just south of Crowdy Head. Wonderful place.

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Thanks Mark! I would never have found it if you hadn't pointed me in the right direction.

Here is a lovely little fishing village that will always be remembered for one night that was both tragic and inspiring.

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Clovelly, North Devon?

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The rocky outcrop is Statis Rock, the beach in the foreground is Boat Beach, the rocks to the right are Seal Rocks and the road behind the beach is Kinka Road. If the peninsular has a name, I can't find it. - I just found reference to Sugar Loaf Point holiday accommodation, so maybe Sugar Loaf Point??

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Not Clovelly. Although I can see the similarity, at least this village doesn't charge to an entrance fee

Don't be misled by the boat registration; it's not Padstow, although Paulo is right that it is SW England. This place was in the news earlier this year.
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Mousehole harbour?
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Mousehole it is. (The name is contracted as you would "mainsail").

The tragedy was the 1981 Penlee Lifeboat disaster. After an attempted rescue by helicopter failed, the Penlee Lifeboat went to the aid of MV Union star, who’s engines had failed in 60 foot seas. Despite the conditions they managed to take off four people but as they made a last attempt to reach those who remained aboard, both vessels were dashed against the rocks near Tater Du Lighthouse. The eight man crew of the RNLI Solomon Browne (all from Mousehole), the five man crew of the MV Union Star and three members of the captain’s family, were all lost. Within one day, the men of Mousehole had formed a new volunteer crew.

Mousehole was in the news again this year after Mary Unwin stopped there on her way home in a boat she had just purchased. Despite attempts to dissuade her, she set off again. The wreckage of her boat was found off Sennen Cove.

Despite the gloomy history, it is a lovely place.
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Mousehole it is. (The name is contracted as you would "mainsail").

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Mousehole was in the news again this year after Mary Unwin stopped there on her way home in a boat she had just purchased. Despite attempts to dissuade her, she set off again. The wreckage of her boat was found off Sennen Cove.

Despite the gloomy history, it is a lovely place.
Yes, I have read about that crazy story.

another beautiful place:






Well, maybe you know it, otherwise, who knows or can find it?

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Mousehole it is.

Despite the gloomy history, it is a lovely place.
Great story!

Thanks for tell us a bit about these places. It helps put the on the cruisng list

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Well, maybe you know it, otherwise, who knows or can find it?
That one is Malta!


Ooooooops no it can't be! No tide. Drat!

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