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. More pictures of St Mawes Castle by Vince Hawthorn...
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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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