We decided to drive to the eastern side of the estuary, to St Mawes; on that side, the more modest of the two fortresses is built. And it modesty did not stop it from being in very good shape, and sitting very decoratively on a promontory, surrounded by ramparts and flower beds.
St Mawes Castle seen from the land
View in eastern direction from the fortress
The view is nice and peaceful on a day like this
St Mawes and its castle seen from the other side
Falmouth, with dragon boat racers in its harbour
Small fortress on large lawn
The display; you can see the smoke, and just believe me there was much more noise...
Me with a cute small cannon
They had big, modern ones too!
The 1901 building behind an anti-aircraft(?) gun