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Good Morning Everyone.

Looe , in Cornwall, is a very pretty fishing village, which has retained a lot of its historic charm.

But today, instead of showing the pretty houses, surrounding the harbour, I am concentrating on a sculpture and a returning fishing boat.

There is a tenuous link.

Nelson the Seal was a popular fixture at Looe harbour for over 25 years. The one eyed grey seal took up residence on Looe Island and would swim over to the harbour to entertain and be entertained by tourists and locals alike.

Looe harbour became his dining room where he was fed by local fishermen, and wait for the boats to return.

Sadly Nelson died in 2003 but such was his popularity that this life-size bronze sculpture by Suzie Marsh was placed on Pennyland Rocks and unveiled by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE on 28th May 2008. In addition to the unveiling ceremony the statue of Nelson was blessed and then honoured with a flypast by 849 Naval Air Squadron.

Nelson is still there, looking out for the returning fishing boats and the thought of a tasty meal!

Keep safe everyone, during this terrible pandemic, Bev :-)

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