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Boscastle was devastated by a flash flood in August 2004, a year and a few days later most of the damage had been repaired including the main bridge over the now tranquil river.
The character of the old has been retained in the rebuilding, only the present newness giving away what has been replaced.
Looking back inland along the valley.
Some small fishing boats in Boscastle harbour.
The headland at the harbour mouth, shaped by the Atlantic storms it guards the harbour from.
An "into the sun" shot of the harbour mouth - actually the mouth of a small river of course.
Another view of the headland at the harbour/river mouth.
One of the breakwaters inside the harbour which deflect the force of waves before they can do any harm.
This little bridge had survived apart from the parapets which have been replaced by wooden fencing, like Lynmouth on Exmoor which was also devastated by an August storm, there is nothing in this tranquil scene to suggest what nature had done in the past.
A photo taken from the bridge looking down towards the sea.
A wider perspective centred on the same bridge shows what a beautiful location this village is in.
There is a Witchcraft Museum in Boscastle, complete with broomsticks parked outside..
Some more old buildings in Boscastle.
A lovely summers evening for a stroll beside the river in Boscastle.
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This site was last updated 15/07/2012