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Photos Of Bude For wild_photos 2010 
10th-Jul-2010 09:23 am
Ocean Waves


For those not members of wild_photos , I thought i would re-post by pics that I took yesterday here.

Most of you will have seen some of the views, but there are a few new ones - beware, there are 19 photos!



Looking down on the centre of Bude, called The Triangle - next to the War Memorial -

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Bude Castle, built by the Victorian inventor, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney -

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Looking towards the Castle and Millenium Light -
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Our Millenium Light - it is designed on the colours of Bude sand and sea, and on the type of light that the Cornish Tin Miners used, as designed by Goldsworthy Gurney -

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One of the three main shopping streets in Bude - notice the River Neet at the bottom of the hill -

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One of two Methodist chapels in the town - I shall be here most of the day, as the orchestra has a concert here this evening -

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One of the new builds going up - they knocked down the public toilets to build this (the beach is about 100yds behind me, btw) -

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Two of the many Surf Shops - Zuma Jays got it's name from a shop in Malibu.  Jolly Roger's is a newer shop, however -

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The Peace Garden -

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One of the oldest buildings in the town - dated in the 1450's -

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On the edge of the canal, the Victorians built a coaching inn, which is now a posh hotel (they do nice food there, as well!) -

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Looking toards the end of the breakwater, and showing some of the small vessels still in use - lobsters are still caught, as is a bit of fishing.

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Showing how the Breakwater protects the river/canal outlet - giving a calf area from the waves.

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Standing at "Compass Point" looking down on Summerlease Beach, The Breakwater (built by the Victorians to give a safe haven from The Atlantic.   On the horixon you may see some small white structures - no, they don't exist, ask either the UK or the USA governments !!!! -

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A natural geological occurance on what used to be the ladies-ony beach ... please note the stones!  This is called the Whales Back ... and is a popular destination for geology students -

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The Atlantic Ocean - I am at the end of The Breakwater -

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Standing on the inner lock gates and looking through the outer to see The Breakwater, and the Atlantic -

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One view so that you can see where both the canal (on the left) and the River Neet join and run into The Atlantic Ocean -

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And, finally, the road I live in - and, yes, you are looking towards my house (somewhere in the middle of the row)

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Unlike the rest of England, we haven't got the blue sky!



 


Comments 
10th-Jul-2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
You live in a lovely, scenic area. Thanks for these and all the the great photos. I have enjoyed them all and have added some to my screensaver grouping.
10th-Jul-2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them - most were similar to those already seen, but with the sea it usually gives a new element, doesn't it?
10th-Jul-2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
btw... your icon is so appropriate - so ocean-y!!
10th-Jul-2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Great pictures! I especially loved the inn and the one of the canal and river coming together to meet the ocean.
10th-Jul-2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
It is brilliant how the Victorians were able to design and construct the canal to fit in near the river, yet keep the two separate.

The Falcon is a great place - popular for weddings now ... but they know how to cook a steak well!
10th-Jul-2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
It looks like such a lovely place to live!
11th-Jul-2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
I'm very lucky ... and know it.
10th-Jul-2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
You live in a beautiful town. I especially like the one of the peace-garden. Seeing it makes me want to see it for myself.
11th-Jul-2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
You are more than welcome to visit ... it is a lovely place - and so scenic.
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