Wednesday, 6th May 2015 (Day 3, week 18)
Aiming for 1000 miles in a year (and getting a bit behind!!)
Total so far: 334.6 miles (7.5 miles this week)
This is a walk we did last Wednesday – I’ve been a bit slow in getting it written up! Fierce winds kept us from high cliffs, so for a quick walk we popped down to Perranuthnoe and scurried around our favourite route. For a short walk, we saw a surprising amount of birdlife.
Afterwards we had a cuppa at The Cabin Beach Cafe (http://www.thecabinbeachcafe.co.uk) and then wandered up to the craft centre (http://www.perrancrafts.co.uk) for some Cornish wool and a birthday present.
Perranuthnoe circular (2.9 miles)
The beach at Perranuthnoe was deserted except for a few oyster catchers pecking in the sand:
The track follows the coast around to Trenow Cove with views of St Micheal’s Mount along the way – although its a little misty and murky today:
The way is lined with tamarisk and alexander plants:
Along the way we find ourselves in the flight path of a flock of swallows. They don’t seem to mind us, so we stop and watch them flycatching, and manage to get a picture:
And then, a curlew flies low over our heads. Looking down at the beach we see a whole flock of them on the sand – difficult to catch on camera as they’re so far away and well camouflaged:
We turn inland out of the strong winds and head uphill across farmland and between rows of blackthorn – good sloe collecting country later in the year . St Micheal’s Mount is gorgeous in the distance and in the fields lovely white cows, completely unmoved by our presence.
Arriving back in Perranuthnoe we linger in the churchyard, but there’s a service or a practice going on inside so we don’t venture in.
This grave stone is covered in lovely silver grey lichen, which I’ll be able to tell you all about – once I’ve read the book!
Associated Artwork for Ricketyrambler by Andrew Major:
Thank you, I really enjoy these – keep rambling!
Thank you for your lovely comment. RRx