I’m back in the US briefly so no new posts. Instead, I turn to the archive for photos taken in Septembers past, starting 16 years ago in September 2007. Some of the pictures that follow over the next week or so have never been shown here before, others are re-edited using newer tools and an evolved sense of how best to use them.
I wonder if they will update what they call this place?
Here’s a first view of part of the town from the beach. We spent a few hours exploring and walking around. I took lots of pictures to try and capture the feeling of the place and there will no doubt be a certain repetitiveness to the pictures that follow in the next few posts. To see the pictures below full sized click on any of them (first clicking on the post title if you’re seeing this in email or on social media).
Continuing on our way from Mullion we progressed from Predannack to Lizard. Here is a set of mostly unremarkable holiday snaps that hopefully conveys the beauty of the area and the riot of colours we encountered. (If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.)
Our final day of the group walking tour (26th May) we started from Mullion Harbour, shown here, and walked past Predannack to the Lizard, the southernmost point in the country, before circling back to Mullion. The first picture shows the harbour from atop a nearby hill but we actually started from inside the walls and you can see the beautiful clear water in the 2nd shot (if viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger). Then we climbed up and out and were on our way.
In the distance of the first picture you can see some white buildings. That’s as close as we got to Land’s End, the most westerly point in the country. Somewhere along the way we passed a Bronze Age barrow cemetery but it wasn’t tremendously apparent where it began and ended. If you click to enlarge the picture of the beach (click the post title first if you’re seeing this in an email), you can see a couple of people down there to provide some sense of scale and distance. As we walked back from almost-Land’s End to Nanjizal we came upon the same herd of horses who again tried nibbling at my clothes (while one napped).
The walk along the coastal trail yielded a profusion of colour from orange lichen to pink flowers, green algae, and lovely, clear, cyan and blue waters. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
From the Cheesewring we made our way to Sharptor (different from the Sharp Tor we visited in Dartmoor) and on to Kilmar Tor before completing our 7+ mile circuit back to Minions. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
After Plymouth we drove down to St Agnes in Cornwall (well, I didn’t drive, but we did) for our next adventure. It was already early evening and we were tired. We walked down a steep hill to the sea for a quick look. Tomorrow (22nd of May, really), the real walking tour begins! If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
Lyme Regis is on the Jurassic Coast, according to Wikipedia, “a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, a distance of about 96 miles (154 km), and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in mid-December 2001.”
After dinner we walked along the beach and saw interesting stones, possible fossils and seaweeds. Click any image to enlarge them all and see the captions.
A fascinating geological site. Learn more about it from this Wikipedia entry. More to come. Click any image to see them all enlarged (if you’re viewing this in your browser. If you’re seeing this in email, click through to obBLOGato first).