My Sunday Photo – Botallack Mine
Apologies for my absence. I’ve been away for a few days to the wonderful county of Cornwall. Over the next few days, you’ll see some of our adventures and we start with this amazing place Botallack Mine.
Before our trip, we had planned where we would visit and I really wasn’t sure that I would be able to get down to these mines. The photograph doesn’t really do the scene any justice but if you can imagine being high up looking down, you may get more of a flavour of the ruggedness. You can get to the one on the right and watch the waves crash against the one with the chimney.
As you can see it was a lovely bright day and I certainly wouldn’t want to do the climb in wet weather. The paths are narrow, stony and in places VERY steep. Have you ever been in a situation where the danger – be it height or water – just seems to call to you to come and join it? I felt that at times as we clambered our way down.
Whether at the top or alongside the building I just asked myself ‘how on earth did the builders get the materials down there in the first place?’ We were to find out about the resilience of Cornish miners later but it was just awe and wonder all the way with this one!