Goonhilly Earth Stations first dish, Antenna One (dubbed Arthur), was built in 1962 to link with Telstar. It was the first open parabolic design and is 85 feet in diameter and weighs 1,118 tonnes. After Pleumeur-Bo dou Ground Station (Brittany) which received the first live transatlantic television broadcasts from the United States via the Telstar satellite at 0H47 GMT on 11 July 1962, Arthur received his first video in the middle of the same day. It is now a Grade II listed structure and is therefore protected.
These stones stood for hundreds of years at Manacle Point and were resited in 1967 because of expanding work at a nearby quarry. They stand on the cliffs above Porthoustock near St Keverne in Cornwall,
The Five Pilchards Inn is in Porthallow and the name indicates the traditional occupation of its inhabitants.
Whilst driving through the narrow lanes of the beautiful Cornish landscape on the South coast we spotted these beautiful clouds above the fields. This image was taken from near St Keverne.
Up Yours is an aptly named small fishing boat which lives on the pebble beach at Porthoustock, Cornwall. In the background you can see the working quarry, where aggregates are still quarried.
Small brightly coloured fishing boats lie ashore on the pebbly beach at Porthoustock on the Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall. In the background the beach is dominated by a large concrete stone mill which was once used to crush stone but is now disused.
This beach is dominated by a disused mill, which you can see to the left of the image, aggregates are still quarried nearby. Porthoustock lies on the Eastern side of the Lizard peninsular.
Porthoustock quarry mines aggregates and sits on the edge of Porthoustock Beach, Cornwall.
The Cottage stands on the edge of the hill sand overlooks Porthoustock beach and the quarry beyond.
Porthallow beach looking towards Falmouth. Porthallow’s Beach is fairly sheltered as it is set on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsular, away from the prevailing South Westerly winds
A smalll red fishing boat ashore on the beach at Porthallow. The beach is made up of pebbles and is sheltered from the prevailing south westerly winds.
A small blue fishing boat ashore on the beach at Porthallow. The beach is made up of pebbles, this keeps the water clearer and is ideal for divers.
A ship leaving Falmouth Harbour on a clear day where you can see for miles.
Ships on the horizon as we look out from Coverack over the sea. The wild flowers a prominent feature on top of the rocky outcrop.
The village of Coverack is centred around the harbour, an important part of its history. Constructed in 1724 for the growing pilchard fleet, it is now home to a much smaller number of fishing boats, still retaining its allure with a nod to the past. Due to a particularly bad incident in 1898 when over a hundred lives were lost when the SS Mohegan hit the reef, a lifeboat was launched at Coverack. Active until the early 1970s when it went into a much-deserved retirement and is now home to a wonderful restaurant.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) stationed a lifeboat at Coverack in 1901 following the wreck of the SS Mohegan on The Manacles in 1898 with the loss of more than 100 lives. ... The station was closed completely in October 1978 following the allocation of a faster boat to Falmouth Lifeboat Station.
The small harbour in Coverack is still a working fishing harbour. These colourful fishing boats dry out at low water.
Coverack lifeboat slip is now out of use for the lifeboat, but one or two of the locals make use of it! Here you can see a small grey dinghy slipped and ready to go.
A digital painting of one of my own images of the colourful fishing boats moored in Coverack Harbour, in Cornwall.
The area around the harbour in Coverack is renowned for it’s quaint cottages and narrow streets.
Kynance Cove is located on the west side of the Lizard and one of the most stunning areas in Cornwall.
A small fishing boat called Lunasea sits on the pebble beach at Porthoustock on the Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall.