Like so many Cornish towns Mevagissey grew up around the pilchard fishing
industry and later converted to tourism. The eastward-facing harbour gave it an
advantage so that in its heyday millions of tons of pilchards were exported each
year. Mevagissey is still a working port but many of the fishermen’s cottages
have become gift shops or cafes.
A Postcrossing post card from Eleanor in Cornwall, England.
Eleanor loves living on the Cornish coast, “especially out of season when they are empty and full of atmosphere”.