The Bedrock Cornwall Books: Book VI


The Bedrock of Cornwall: Book VI

Author: Robert Meller

TJ Ink, 2018

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  1. Why is there a submerged forest at Daymer Bay?
  2. How did 300 ships come to be wrecked on the Doom Bar in the 18th and 19th centuries?
  3. What was Carl Jung, the psychoanalyst, doing visiting Polzeath in July 1923?

Find answers to all these questions, and much more, in this book!

Book VI covers the Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 106. A journey through the geology, history, coastal path and beaches of Port Isaac, Padstow and the surrounding area. The book provides accurate and authoritative information on holy wells, churches, fishing and smuggling as well as mines, quarries, railways, canals, houses and gardens.

Robert Meller was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and was unable to pursue his retirement plans (dreaming of sailing in the Mediterranean!). However, he had the good fortune of living in Cornwall, and began to write short pieces about his trips out across the county. Gradually the whole of the coastal path was walked, latterly using Nordic walking poles, houses and gardens were visited, mines and quarries explored, and geological formations studied. The material accumulated, street maps and diagrams were drawn and far too many photographs taken. Slowly from out of the disorder the ten Bedrock Cornwall Books emerged. Robert still lives in Cornwall with his wife, Susie, and their dog, Star, and are visited by their children and grandchildren.

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Dimensions 216 × 138 mm


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