Friday, 14 November 2014

After a couple of sedate hours in Helston, one of them in the excellent Museum we headed to the Southern tip of the UK. Kynance Cove was not prepared to reveal it's 'one of the best beaches in The World' as low tide was still a few hours away. However, this wild corner of The Lizard peninsula still looked amazing on a blowy November day. We picnic'd out of the wind, overlooking the treacherous looking seas below. 
We called at Mullion Cove on the way back, where workmen were repairing the harbour, while The Atlantic served up crashing winter waves that made their lifeline look optimistic on the 'business' side of the fractured wall.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Grandma Marks

Pam joined us for an explore of Cornish places. We wandered Trelisick Gardens, watched the chain ferry and later surveyed the local beaches.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Evening Walk By The Water

November Beach Weather

We spent a sunny afternoon at the beach: paddling, walking and reading. On the way home we called on Mike and Sharon who run the Rathgowry guesthouse, whom we stayed with in July when we were viewing our (now) home.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Picturesque Port Navas

A bike ride South took me past the nearer beaches and then on through Mawnan Smith, dropping down to pretty Helford Passage. The 25% climb out again required a low gear and a high effort! The road got thinner again as I headed over to Port Navas, a picture perfect place, nestled in an inlet off the Helford River. The route back home was comparatively 'flat'. 

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Blooming End Of October

Unbelievably, the bottlebrush has decided to flower again, despite it nearly being November! Nearby, a Camellia has joined in. We are looking forward to a full 12 months at our new garden in this very mild corner of the country, just to see what else pops up.  

Saturday, 18 October 2014

The North Coast

Hannah and Tom arrived for a long weekend at Crantock and we met up for a coastal walk to Holywell Bay. We stopped to admire Atlantic Grey Seals frolicking in the froth. Later we ate chips at Newquay Harbour, watching the evening surfers.