This past summer, my family and I headed out for a vacation in Cornwall. I loved it there, and actually felt I’d already been since I’d read Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper over and over again as a kid. I re-read the book during the trip (unfortunately, I forgot to bring Greenwitch) and was surprised by how much I remembered. It was fun recognizing so many of the places Cooper mentions and I was particularly excited to try my first Cornish pasty. (Apparently “pasty” is actually pronounced “pass-tee” rather than “pays-tee” which is how I’d read it as a kid.)
Over Sea, Under Stone takes place in a fictional town called Trewissick, but some people on the internet have said that this was based on the fishing village of Mevagissey, where Susan Cooper vacationed as a child. I have no idea how true this is, but we did end up visiting the village. Here are some photos!
Up one of the side streets:
And here’s some proof I was actually there:
Next week I’ll post a few more pictures from the trip.