ST IVES: beach map. 'St Ives is virtually surrounded by sandy beaches. This photo was taken towards the high tide and when the tide is out there is much, much more sand with the harbour becoming virtually empty of water. You can also see that this photo was taken in the height of summer with the beaches busy. Winter is a different story and it is possible to have the whole beach to yourself at times.' ✫ღ⊰n
St. Ives, Cornwall. Must go to Cornwall, both sides of my family originate there. According to google maps there is an intersection where the streets which bear the names of my fathers last name and my mothers maiden name meet! Neither are common last names, Tregear & Spargo #hipmunkBL
CORNWALL (1676) | John Speed: 'Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county - a large Royal crest, 8 armorials, a prospect of Launceston, four antiquities and galleons and sea-monsters fill the space around the peninsula. The English text on verso gives a history of the County and an extensive list of towns and villages.' ✫ღ⊰n
Isles of Scilly: The Isles of Scilly lie 28 miles off the tip of Cornwall and some 40 miles from the nearest substantial harbour at Penzance. Scilly is England's only archipelago and consists of around 200 islands, islets and rocks, of which six are inhabited. These are Bryher, Tresco, St Martin's, St Mary's, St Agnes and Gugh. A bit of trek to get here, but so worth it.