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[Photo, Sept 2019: I’m standing on the right side of the image wearing navy shorts, what I call a ‘faded gold’ wooly jumper, and dark green waxed coat. I’m standing on a tiny beach in Polruan, Cornwall. Behind, to the left, is a taxi boat; in the centre is the misty town of Fowey, with a scattering of boats between.]