Place: Mevagissey Harbour, Cornwall.
Date: February 25, 2008.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3.
I'm a sucker for fishing harbours, especially if they're filled with brightly coloured boats and lined by equally colourful buildings. So I was pretty much in my element when we visited Mevagissey on the Cornish coast.
The tide was out, so the boats -- a mixture of pleasure vessels and working fishing boats -- were nestled on thick, black mud (of the strangely odourless variety) and everything was eerily quiet, with only the sound of aggressive gulls filling the wintry air.
After wandering around the little town with its narrow streets and strange mix of shops, we found a little cafe facing the inner harbour and treated ourselves to a light bite. I opted for the quintessential Cornish "cream tea" -- a pot of freshly brewed tea accompanied by a gigantic scone, a little dish of raspberry jam and a tub of rich, thick clotted cream.
I didn't want to leave...