Around the Lizard Backwards….

Sunday, 23rd August 2015

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We’ve been a bit busy recently but after several days of dreary, rainy weather, a little bit of blue sky encouraged us to venture out today.  Mr RR suggested walking backwards around The Lizard!  On noticing my incredibly dubious expression and hearing my cry of dismay…..after all I’m not very good at staying upright walking forwards, heaven knows what the outcome would be if I walked backwards…..he hastens to clarify.  Instead of starting from Lizard Point and walking towards Church Cove as we usually do, we should go the other way and walk from Church Cove back towards The Lizard. Continue reading

Sloshing around Predannack

Friday, 15th August 2015

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Yesterday we went back to Predannack and across walked to Kynance Cove which has become a favourite circular walk for us.  After torrential rain all day on Thursday, it was pretty wet!  But despite grey clouds it didn’t rain on us during the walk. Continue reading

Penzance to Newlyn and Alice in Wonderland at Trengwainton

Wednesday, 12th August 2015

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We went for a stroll around Trengwainton Gardens in Penzance yesterday – Alice in Wonderland was paying a visit too.

It was early when we left home so we stopped off in Penzance and sauntered along the promenade to Newlyn in the sunshine first.

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Loe Bar and Chyvarloe

Saturday, 8th August 2015

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After a sluggish start I suddenly found some get up and go and announced a local ramble to Loe Pool.  Mr RR remembered being told about a path to some woods on the far side of the pool where, at dusk, badgers can be seen.  Despite it being 9.30 in the morning we decided to hunt out said woods, so that if we felt so inclined we could go back and spot badgers at nightfall one day! Continue reading

Newlyn to Mousehole and back

Tuesday 4th August 2015

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We took a trip to Mousehole today, to see an exhibition at the Little Picture Gallery which is host to the British Association of Naive Artists.  Mr RR has a couple of pictures there so we went along and saw them in place and met Judy Joel, who is the Director and Secretary and generally overseas everything.  The exhibition runs until the 15th August so you still have time to get yourself there and have wee look.  Then it moves off to Maker Heights in Torpoint from 21st August to 4th September (www.britishnaives.co.uk/exhibitions.html). Continue reading

The Order of the Thistle

Thursday 30th July 2015

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Ironically, given that the thistle is the heraldic emblem of Scotland, it’s this plant that entertains  us on our first walk back in Cornwall. Thistles are an important food source for a variety of birds and just now, many are coming to the end of their season and producing those lovely cotton wool covered seed heads.

Goldfinch extracting a thistle seed.
Goldfinch extracting a thistle seed.

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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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