Boats and Harbour - Mousehole, Cornwall

"Sunny Day", Mousehole, Cornwall.
Oil. Alistair Butt © 2008.
I hoped to capture the stunning bright light as it bounced from almost every top surface of this view along the harbour of Mousehole. The tide had just gone out leaving the boats at wonderful angles, with wet glistening sand and seaweed covering some areas around them. In the background are some of the sturdy stone cottages that line the harbour while on the left is one side of the harbour wall which has some rather large lumps of stone built into it.
Mousehole is a stunning West Cornwall village, with it's harbour which spreads out in a fan shape in front of the village buildings. Ideal for artists with many little alleyway's to explore, some overlooking the harbour while others are in the village, there are number of galleries in the Mousehole, plus a range of other shops. Not far away are Newlyn and Penzance, again well connected with art and galleries.

For more info:
Cornwall-online - info about Mousehole
West Country Views - some pictures of Mousehole
Urban75 - 360 degree panorama of the harbour - taken from the steps just below the cottages - the white yacht is in the painting (at the back of the boats towards the left) but being winter not many other craft in the harbour.

At Christmas the Mousehole Christmas Lights are well worth seeing with both the village and harbour lit up with some wonderful 'light' creations.

Lookaroundcornwall - see panorama at top of page.
Mouseholelights - still showing last years dates but worth noting for next year.

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