Bosigran, Porthmoina Cove water mill (remains) and sea fret coming in

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

I should explain: 'fret' is Cornish for mist - specifically sea mist.

Also, thanks to Neil Grimwood's research I can now name the building as the ruin of the Porthmoina Cove water mill which helped drain water from the Carn Galva Tin Mine, shafts all below here and the engine pump house situated 400 yards to the right, up the small valley, by the B3306. (And the adits and shafts following the seams and going well out to sea under the sea-bed).

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (90)

Andy Rodker on November 4, 2012

Fernand Yes - I know the Abbaye de Senanque well. Beautiful even if the queue of Japanese tourist coaches stretches all the way to Gordes.

Best wishes, Andy

Neil Grimwood on November 4, 2012

You captured the light on the cliffs just in time i think Andy. When i see old ruins like that,my imagination fires up...when was it built,who lived there,was it to do with copper or tin mining. Nice in Summer but maybe a bit bleak in Winter.

Mel Figueroa on November 4, 2012

espectacular vista de un hermoso paisaje

Me gusta

Saludos cordiales, Mel

Andy Rodker on November 4, 2012

Hi Neil Many thanks. It's all tin round here.

Best wishes, Andy

Andy Rodker on November 4, 2012

Thanks Mel.

Glad you like it.

Best wishes, Andy

Excellent, and of course i Like it!!!!!

Greetings and best wishes dear friend from Greece-Piraeus.


Andy Rodker on November 4, 2012

Thank you Nikos1954. Have a good week.

Best wishes, Andy

ANGEL, EL ALFA III on November 5, 2012

Me gusta mucho tambien, impresionante vista marina. Like. Saludos desde Madrid

Rosalyn Hilborne on November 5, 2012

I like this shot Andy. Do you know anything about the delapidated building? Cheers, Rosa.

leo1383 on November 5, 2012

Like,nice scene,fine picture,regards

Andy Rodker on November 5, 2012

Nice comment, thank you Angel. And also thank you for your visit, fine words and likes.

Best wishes from Madrid, Andy

Andy Rodker on November 5, 2012

Hi Rosa. Many thanks. There were tin mines all round here - not much is left, the odd wall and ruin such as this.

Leo. Glad you like it. Many thanks.

Best wishes to you both, Andy

~~~ Thomas ~~~ on November 5, 2012

Very nice view and special atmosphere.


Greetings Thomas.

Herb Riddle on November 5, 2012

Looks very reminiscent of the Cornwall that I have visited and loved. Excellent feeling to this which begs the question: is that mist coming in from the left or rain on the lens:) Very likeable, Andy.

Cheers, Herb

Herb Riddle on November 5, 2012

Ooops just seen title and description. Typical of me -- always taking more notice of the picture than mere words!!!! Herb

Andy Rodker on November 5, 2012



Thank you both very much. Best wishes, Andy

Méry 3°人~°。 on November 5, 2012

 SUPER  et


Photographie !

Extrêmement bien

Réussie ....

♥♥   J'AIME 18  ! 👍

                        Très sympathique composition et superbe paysage.

    Bonne semaine !!! 

Salutations de Cannes (France). 




~•~•~>    mes macros 

Andy Rodker on November 5, 2012

Mery, thank you very much!

Best wishes, Andy

Neil Grimwood on November 5, 2012

Tis i again Andy. I was curious about that building so i asked Mr Google. Its the remains of Porthmoina Cove water mill, it was used to pump water from Carn Galver tin mine. No, i wasn't bored,no time for that;-) just needed to know.

Andy Rodker on November 5, 2012

Thanks for the research and info Neil. Much obliged!

So, connected with the tin mine (which is Carn Galva mine just up the hill from this shot) - I always associated the water pumps with the mines and think of them as one entity but I'm happy to be proved wrong on that count!

Best wishes, Andy

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 3, 2012
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Andy Rodker
    • Camera: Nokia N95 8GB
    • Taken on 2012/07/20 18:06:17
    • Exposure: 0.003s
    • Focal Length: 5.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • No flash