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Gig Rowing, River Fal


An original acrylic painting by Cornish Artist Lindsey Keates.  This painting was born out of Lindsey's love of gig rowing; a hobby that took her all over Cornwall as well as visiting the Isles of Scillies for competitions.
Size: 20 x 20cm

The River Fal  starts near St Austell, in Cornwall's china clay district, and runs for some eighteen kilometers before reaching the ocean between Pendennis Point, just outside Falmouth, and St Anthony Head, on the Roseland Peninsula. At Ruan Lanihorne, the river turns into a tidal estuary, the largest of its kind in Cornwall. The Fal estuary, like most on the coast of Cornwall and Devon, is a former river valley that was drowned during the last ice age when the glaciers melted. The estuary, which is also known as the Carrick Roads, reaches depths of up to thirty four meters, is nowhere less than a mile wide, and constitutes the third largest natural harbour in the world.

As well as being a huge resource for sailors and fishermen, the river provides an important habitat for birds and wildlife. Along much of its upper course the banks of the river are wooded and home to fallow deer, perergrine and buzzards

If there is a particular Cornish scene you would like, please contact Lindsey as her stock is always expanding, it may not be listed on this website.

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