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january

Cornwall: St. Just in Roseland

In St. Just three roads meet, one goes to the ferry across the river Fal and onwards to Truro and Falmouth, one goes to St. Mawes and one heads north-east toward St. Austell. The ferry at King Harry Ferry uses chains, so their slogan is "Let the chains take the strain". If you look at the map, you'll see how much further it is from St. Mawes to Truro if you don't take the ferry. The first bridge across the river Fal is part of the A390.

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St. Just is famous for its pretty church. In fact my guidebook claimed it was in the prettiest setting in all of England. At this time of year and in this weather that's hard to see, though. There's a holy well in the churchyard too, but it's not as pretty as the one in St. Mawes.

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A robin was hopping around in the churchyard and very obligingly posed on an ancient Celtic cross stone.

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Another view of the robin on the cross

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We took the back way back up to the village of St. Just. Along the way we found this little marina. Everybody seems to have a boat in these parts.

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On the way back to the car, I found a large tract of these flowers growing by the road. After quite a lot of sleuthing I found out what it is, Winter Heliotrope, Petasites fragrans. I guess I should have sniffed it. :-)

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These are great! Very dramatic: good job getting clear pictures on a dark-ish day. I love the robin - Thanks!