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A holiday in Cornwall 8

Boscastle. It is hard to imagine the raging torrent here just 10 years ago. Amazingly there was no loss of life or major injuries 

 

A holiday in Cornwall 8

Boscastle. It is hard to imagine the raging torrent here just 10 years ago. Amazingly there was no loss of life or major injuries 

 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jul 2014, 01:15
They have already recovered sufficiently to be offering the full tea service...
Bill Phillips: One of the most visited places in Cornwall I would think Ray!
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 3 Jul 2014, 04:30
i love the framing over the riverbed Bill... the roof of the inn looks like i bit bent... that was some flood.. and no loss of life... i am amazed....petersmile
Bill Phillips: That building has looked like that for many years. My Dad took a picture of it over 50 years ago!
That is incredible!! A beautiful image, especially given the previous week!
Bill Phillips: It is amazing how a place can recover.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jul 2014, 06:29
Hard to think of it as being the same place. That building needs squaring-up with ShiftN
Bill Phillips: Needs more than ShiftN !
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 3 Jul 2014, 07:23
I presume you looked in the visitor centre with the video of the flood? One of many fine places Bill.
Bill Phillips: Well you have to don't you? Would have liked to have had more time here but we had to get back for Joseph's tea!
Only been here the once, stopped 5 minutes and left.Didnt like the place.
Bill Phillips: It is very tourist orientated. I took this picture because my Dad took one of this cafe, which I think used to be a post office, about 50 years ago
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2014, 08:11
It;s hard to believe such a little stream caused so much destruction; I dread to think the number of creams teas that were lost smile What a wonderful location for the cafe. I like the roof of the building.
Bill Phillips: It does not bear thinking about. All those scones floating out to sea
lots of despair in the image, Bill
Bill Phillips: It is hard to believe now the scale of the devastation 10 years ago
My goodness! That video was really something! It is hard to believe it is the same place.
Bill Phillips: I well remember seeing it on the news at the time. My parents loved Boscastle
An amazing event, what a shock to be caught in something like this. All seems back to normal, but I wonder if you lived there one would feel very secure?
Bill Phillips: I think you would feel uneasy when there was a long spell of heavy rain
What a dramatic difference, Bill. It looks so calm & peaceful now. A lovely capture!
Bill Phillips: You wouldn't think anything had ever disturbed the place would you?
Ah, Bos, I hate it there. Even on the hottest day I am covered in goose bumps. The place just gives me the creeps for some reason.Would love to know why Michael didn't like it. I have a theory (actually I know why but won't say for fear of offending anyone.)
But it is a lovely shot, Bill.
Bill Phillips: My parents loved Boscastle when they went there many years ago. This was the first time I have ever been there. I loved it! No idea why Michael didn't. Next time I see him I will ask him!
wow Bill... its like a story of two tales...
really hard to imagine!
Bill Phillips: It is hard to imagine that somewhere looking this tranquil was once a raging torrent of mud, rocks and water!
Very good picture Bill, it's good to know the people of the town have got it back to some sort of order once again.
Bill Phillips: It looks picture perfect Brian
Quite incredible Bill! What a charming picture.
Bill Phillips: It is amazing how it has been restored Richard
I think this is a thoroughly charming picture of a perfectly charming Cornish village. It is hard to believe the flood was 10 years ago, and hope there won't be another for many years to come.
Bill Phillips: I didn't realise it was 10 years, it doesn't seem that long ago. I just hope it doesn't happen again
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jul 2014, 17:59
What a comparison!
Bill Phillips: It is amazing Anne. I just hope it doesn't happen again
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jul 2014, 19:15
We are quick to forget but I should imagine house prices plummeted after las winter. Looks so benign now.
Bill Phillips: I am not sure I would risk buying a house there
the calm after the storm...

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