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I have shared pictures of this part of Plymouth with you before, this is just an alternative view.

Sutton Harbour, part of Plymouth's Barbican.
"For much of its earlier history, the settlement here was known as Sutton, (Sutona in 1086, Suttona in 1201) meaning simply South Town.
It was based near Sutton Harbour, the oldest quarter of the modern city."

"Barbican is a fortified gate, and here the name probably derives from the 'Castle Barbican' which was an entrance to Plymouth, the late medieval fortress that guarded access to the Cattewater, prior to the building of the Citadel."

It was from Plymouth Harbour that the Pilgrims left on board the Mayflower and sailed to America in 1620.

These small fishing boats are facing towards the sea, but first they will have to negotiate a lock to leave this more sheltered part of the harbour.
Note the various styles of building in the background, some of these buildings are quite old.

Thanks for looking.

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