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Photographer: © Vince Hawthorn (Gallery)(7th June 2013)
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St Mawes Castle - the sea view.

The heavy clouds break enough to get a sunny shot of St Mawes Castle as we pass by on the Enterprise. The castle was built by Henry VIII as part of the defence against the French. The Castle protects Carrick Roads along with Pendennis Castle on the other side of the entrance at Falmouth. I am not sure if it is true but I am sure there had to be a castle on both sides of the entrance as a canon fired from one side would not fire a great enough distance to reach the other side, so castles were built both sides to give full protection.

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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-FZ38
Exposure Program: Landscape, Focal length: 17.4 mm, ISO: 80, Exposure time: 1/320 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 8, 2013, 4:37 pm
ImageID:1176201, Image size: 1280 x 960 pixels

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Comment by Zbigniew Siwik(7th June 2013)

Nicely taken , good job Vince

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Comment by Karen Lee(7th June 2013)

Lovely picture Vince, and good info too

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Comment by rustyruth(7th June 2013)

I have heard the story of the canon fire not reaching the other side as well Vince, hence the two castles. Must admit it's a while since we visited St. Mawes Castle, we seem to go to Pendennis every year, will have to try and redress the balance.

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(7th June 2013)

Stunning pics Vince

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Comment by David SwannPremier Member! Click for more info..(8th June 2013)

An interesting castle and good information

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Comment by Martin Humphreys(8th June 2013)

Been a while since we have been here ... nice one

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