The Way Through The Woods and the Holloway

Wednesday, 24th June 2015

Hello there,

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

Hello

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

Dog walkers and oyster dredgers..

Monday, 6th April 2015 (Day 1, week 14)

Aiming for 1000 miles in one year

Total so far: 276.2 miles (4.7 miles this week)


Hello!

Well – what a lovely day it is today.  We went for a walk around the Trelissick Estate taking in the Fal Estuary and Lamouth Creek along with about 3 million dog walkers!! Continue reading

Ooops…….Rickety Rambler takes a tumble!

Friday, 20th March 2015 (Day 5, week 11)

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What a lovely day it is here!   The sun is shining and the birds are singing and all is well with the world – except I’m a bit more rickety!  You know what I’m like…..always falling down! Not much damage, thankfully, just some bumps and bruises – ouch! Continue reading