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    Sango Island. July 2011: An Adventure 

    A pause from all things ceramic to some unusual Cornish scenery

    This is not actually a voyage of Charisma, our boat, but an adventure to an uninhabited stretch of St. John's Lake, where the daymark lighthouse is found, used by Naval Ships as they manoever into the River Tamar. It is a beautiful unspoilt area, where people don't go, unless they are in the know.  Using an inflatable dinghy is the only effective means of getting there as the Lake is heavily mud bound when the tide drains out.

    Sango Point can be seen from Torpoint as directly opposite the section of beach by St. John's Lake. Visiting it is like an adventure from  one of Arthur Ransome's books , where Nancy might pop out from behind a thorn bush and yell some pirate cry. When we ventured onto land we saw a Buzzard on a post, still and unperturbed by anyone. The daymark is a massive structure when close at hand and is surrounded by barbed wire  it looses it's romantic look which it has at a distance. This place is just the sort of place to set up camp and believe that no one is near for miles, only birds and deer and sloe bushes and shaley tucked away beaches, yet it is only across the water, where no-one in Torpoint gives it much of a second glance.

    Sango lighthouse approach

    Sango beauty

    Close up Lighthouse

    Other side Sango

    Torpoint in the distance

    A link to Charima's place in the site


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