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A bit about Mousehole

Mousehole is a small fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall which the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas described as the loveliest village in England.

Originally, Mousehole was a bustling fishing port, fishing mainly for pilchards. The Pilchards seemed an endless resource at the time, though in the 20th Century, the stocks rapidly declined and slowly the industry all but disappeared. Today, most of the fishing boats are gone, and Mousehole makes most of its trade through tourism.

Its narrow streets are populated with small shops, galleries and restaurants. On the harbour front, I spotted these fine sturdy granite structures, built to withstand the very worst that the North Atlantic can throw at them.

I took the opportunity to do a small preparatory watercolour as the basis for a larger piece at some point in the future.

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