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Asparagus Island

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Asparagus Island from Porthcadjack

Asparagus Island from Porthcadjack
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Andreas Müller, Ernest CH, aNNa schramm, fifi and 14 other people have particularly liked this photo

15 comments - The latest ones
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
19 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you both!
19 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Fantastic shot here Andy - I love the waves. What a strange name for that island.
19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
I don't think there ever can have been asparagus there. The island next to it (not in this shot) is called Samphire Island and lots of wild rock samphire can be found there.
19 months ago.
Leon_Vienna club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Could be, the local language used asparagus differntly than we nowadays.
I know an "asparagus-lettuce" of which its tender stem is eaten (and cooked like asparagus), not the leaves. Maybe there is or was a kind of maritime cabbage, that was used simillary? Or any other plant, which subterranean stem or rhizome could be eaten ... ?
Well, well - I think, I should go to my garden now, sun shines, but rain will come by the afternoon. ;-/
19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Leon_Vienna club
The Cornish never were that cullinarilly literate, Leon! I bet the name of the two islands was given by some Victorian gentleman on his holiday!
I have told this tale before; ... I could never decide which island was which so I asked a wizened old fisherman in a Portreath pub. Admittedly he had put away a few sherbets but his response was along the lines of (and I make it is as publishable as possible for a family site);
"Who gives a flying f..k".
I thought his logic was reasonable (if not exactly impeccable), even if his countenance was a tad on the aggressive side so I decided not to ask the locals again and so I still don't know. My guess remains just that, a guess!!
19 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Magnificent coastal shot!

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19 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
I love that swirling foam! I can almost smell the salty air.
19 months ago.
Leon_Vienna club
Greatly caught the power of the sea (despite rather calm, I suppose).
Very well composed, too.
19 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
19 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wonderful mood ! The beauty of the sea !
19 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
The waves look great.
19 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Smashing wave action Andy................delightfully dramatic!
19 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
ºººPleased you all like it!! Many thanks!!ººº
19 months ago.
 Andreas Müller
Andreas Müller club
Sehr schön - Natur pur.
19 months ago.

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