Beauty and the Birds

Monday, 29th June 2015

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All the lovely things today…….sunshine…..walking……Wimbledon….etc etc.

We have a little book on our bookshelf, unfortunately not dated, but I would guess it was published in the 1950’s.  The youngest Master RR found it in a bookshop in Edinburgh (yeah…how strange is that!) and it’s called the ‘Official Guide to Helston and the Lizard Peninsula’.

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Fields of Gold on Rosemullion Head

Saturday, 27th June 2015

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You know that song:

“You’ll remember me when the west wind blows upon the fields of barley

You’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky as we walk in fields of gold”

Love it!

That’s what we did today – walked in fields of gold:DSCN0927

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The Way Through The Woods and the Holloway

Wednesday, 24th June 2015

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Way back in October 2013 (was it really that long ago???) my very good friend Suzy B and I went for a walk in Cardinham Woods.  It was to be a short walk followed by a civilised lunch at the Woods Cafe.  We set off undaunted by the rain, with no map, no directions, no water and just a flapjack for sustenance (which I fed to a horse before I realised I might need it later!).

Within an hour we were hopelessly lost, no longer in the woods, on moorland somewhere, trying to get Suzy B’s iPhone to tell us which way to go.  Eventually we decided to head for a church tower we could see in the far distance, convinced this was Cardinham – which luckily it was – and sure that once we got to the village, the way home would be clear.  We eventually crawled back to the Woods Cafe just before closing time, exhausted and bedraggled. The lovely lady gave us her last two bowls of potato and leek soup and we flumped down to eat, convinced we would never be able to get up again.  Its a walk I will never forget. Continue reading

Fog around St Agnes’ Head

Saturday, 20th June 2015

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I hope you’re enjoying sunshine.  We are here.  Except this morning when we decided to cross over to the other side…..and found fog, fog and more fog.

We also committed the cardinal sin of embarking on a walk without a map…..in the fog…..somewhere we haven’t been before (well, only once – a long time ago).   Continue reading

St Michael’s Mount

Wednesday, 17th June 2015 Hello Usually our walks don’t follow much of a plan – we just get up and decide where to go over breakfast.  For our Wednesday walk this week a plan was necessary! You can’t go to St Michael’s Mount without knowing in advance what the tide is doing.  Well, you can – but then you chance having to get on a very small boat in very choppy seas with lots of potentially sea sick people.  We’ve done this and believe me its no fun! Continue reading

Cape Cornwall and Cornish Mining History

Monday, 15th June 2015

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Well, hasn’t it turned out to be a lovely day….it has in this part of the world anyway!

We went west today, down to Cape Cornwall – the only headland in England referred to as a ‘cape’ apparently. We used directions from iWalkcornwall.co.uk which, as always, were thorough with some very interesting information included. Didn’t stop us getting lost though…on the way back we got confused, took a wrong turn and ended up back on the coast path. Continue reading

Gyllingvase to Maenporth and the Sea Shanty Festival

Saturday, 13th June 2015

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Well, as it was forecast to be wet and windy we decided to go for a quick walk along the coast path around Falmouth and then pop into town for lunch.  Wrong on all counts! Continue reading