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.
I was just counting up the walking weeks since January – I’m exactly halfway through the walking year – the 26th week of walking. That means by the end of this week I should have walked 520 miles to keep on target. So far I’ve walked 451 miles. Hmmm…..just a little bit behind!
So…a bit of catching up to do if I’m to complete the 1000 miles in a year. I have to confess, it may not happen. There’s such a lot going on at the moment that it’s getting difficult to fit in the miles.
However, I’ve learnt so much since I started. I can identify loads of wild flowers ( I do sometimes annoy Mr RR by testing him while we’re out walking!), some butterflies and insects and I’m getting better on the birds. I’m not much good on trees though – watch this space!
Today we wandered around the River Fal at Trelissick, found some tracks we hadn’t walked on before and saw a heron – which, as you know, is one of my favourites: Continue reading →
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 →
I took myself off for a walk around the top path of Penrose Estate on Thursday. The sun was sort of shining in between the clouds, and sometimes the sky was even quite blue – but it was very windy. Continue reading →
I took myself off for a stroll around Penrose today, I haven’t been for a while. It’s all very pretty with the bluebells still in flower alongside red campion, cow parsley, buttercups and daisies. The foxgloves are just coming into flower now as well.
I’m sure I heard a cuckoo! I had a listen on utube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1WcxRaMmIM) and it’s definitely the same sound. I couldn’t see him anywhere, though he sounded quite close. Then, in the distance I heard an owl twitwooing – something must have woken him from his sleep. Continue reading →