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The last few weeks of August the people of England flood to the beaches of Cornwall.  It is warm by their standards (in the 70s), and you see them with their pails and shovels and beach chairs, children in tow, going down to the rocky, seaweed strewn beaches.

IMG_9014This is in Charlestown in Cornwall on the southwest coast of England, a seafaring town with ancient ships and lovely beaches. And the British flock there with their families in August for the last gasp of summer.

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Monday is England’s “bank holiday”, comparable to our Labor Day in the states. The end of summer. ¬†Bittersweet.