Looe in South East Cornwall
This is a digital painting effect from one of my original photo of Looe. The Looe Lugger Regatta is a two day event and takes place every two years and many luggers return to Looe to race in this fabulous event. The views are fabulous as the luggers can be so clearly seen arriving and also heading down the river to race. At the end of the racing they return to moor for the night and it is lovely to wander around both West and East Looe to look at them.
View at sunrise taken from Hannafore in West Looe looking towards Looe island. The popular fishing port of Looe is situated either side of the River Looe and Looe island is just a short distance out to sea and occasionally can be walked to at very low tide. Looe island is also known as St Georges island.
A lovely view of Looe on a misty morning just after sunrise. Nelson the one eyed Seal was a popular visitor to Looe Harbour for over 25 year. The seal took up residence on Looe island and would swim over to the harbour to entertain and be entertained by tourists and locals. After Nelson died in 2003 a bronze sculpture was commissioned and created by Cornish scultor Suzie Marsh.
Looe luggers heading down the River Looe out to sea to commence the Looe Lugger Regatta. A two yearly event in Looe where traditional Looe luggers come back compete against each other. The beautiful port of Looe is a great backdrop for these magnificent boats.
Beautiful colours at sunrise on Looe Beach at low tide. Looe town beach is in East Looe in South East Cornwall.
Looking down on Looe Beach and The Banjo Pier from Hannafore in West Looe.
A peaceful morning on the Banjo Pier at sunrise. The beautiful fishing port of Looe is magical at all times of the day and night.
A beautiful morning at Looe as the mist rises on the river producing magical reflections on the water. Viewed from East Looe looking towards West Looe.
Beautiful bluebell woods on the way to Duloe in South East Cornwall. These woods are not far from the popular fishing port of Looe.
A beautiful bluebell wood near Looe in South East Cornwall.
The beautiful fishing port of Looe as the sun sets situated either side of The River Looe in South East Cornwall
The little ferry boats travel to and fro across the River Looe between the West and East sides of the river. This saves a walk around across the bridge and is fun to do for just 50p a ride. Taken at the end of the day as the sun sets.
Cornish luggers race in the two yearly lugger regatta held at Looe in Cornwall. On this occasion the first day was very foggy but the sun came out on the second allowing the racing to go ahead. A popular even when these beautiful luggers return to Looe from all over the UK and abroad
Millendreath Beach and Bodigga Cliffs in Cornwall taken at sunrise. Sometimes known as Black Rock beach after the well known rock there and the cafe and resort. This view is taken from the walkway and this part of the beach is only accessible at low tide but very beautiful.
Beautiful pastel shades of blue as the sun goes down on the River Looe in South East Cornwall. The little ferry boats moored up at West Looe.
Looe beach and the River Looe in South East Cornwall. This view was photographed on the day of the Looe gig regatta. Gigs assembling on the beach ready for racing.
Sunrise at Millendreath in Looe South East Cornwall. The rock is called Black Rock and the beach is often known as this by some due the cafe and resort there.
A boat goes out to sea past the Banjo Pier and the beautiful turquoise sea viewed from Hannafore in West Looe