Monday, 6 April 2020

A Lockdown Walk in Cornwall, Plus Looking Back At a Sandy Beach

It's lockdown, because of the coronavirus so, like everyone else in the UK, can only walk from home.

We feel lucky though as we can wander along some interesting roads - under the train viaduct and past an old roadside marker.

There is even a small river to keep us company.

Trees to the right and a mound in the background.

The river keeps rolling along playing it's magical tune.

Oh dear, that spoils the moment - a dumped vehicle from long ago. I can never comprehend how / why this happens.

A look inside. No, definitely can't drive it away!

We continued walking for quite a while but unfortunately not to the beaches which are now out of bounds.

Below is the beach at Carlyon Bay on an early morning visit a while back, before the virus got a hold.

Another photo looking in the opposite direction from the beach.

It appears the lockdown could well last for six months. The restrictions are a nuisance but the health of everyone is more important

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Friday, 3 April 2020

Walking the Streets and Roads Near St.Austell, Cornwall

St.Austell, Cornwall

The world has changed, the cars have nearly disappeared and we are having to self isolate because of coronavirus - but at home and not on some deserted beach. We have to comply with the regulations and walk local to where we live.

The first three photos today show how the once busy roads are virtually empty. I did mess about with the top photo but the others are for real.

A390 near St.Austell

Above shows the normally busy A390 looking towards St. Austell and below looking in the  Truro direction. Not a car in sight, quite creepy!

A390 looking west in Truro direction, Cornwall

It's even creepier when out walking and you see such signs! No Trespassing. We're Tired of Hiding the Bodies. 

Funny Warning Notice, Cornwall

A few palm trees by the A390.

Palm trees seen from A390, Cornwall

There's always something to appreciate even on restricted walks, simple hedgerow flowers for instance ...

Flowers in the hedgerows, Cornwall

… or some daffodils roaming free.

Daffodils, Cornwall

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Beautiful Flowers in Cornwall

A few floral photos today. The first three are flowers my wife received on UK Mother's Day along with a couple of gifts. All were very lovely but, because of self isolating, she really missed having a hug as well because of the dreaded virus.

On an (isolated) walk we saw these yellow gorse behind bars. Some sort of metaphor perhaps.

Ah, yes, below is the view from my front door - with a little bit of camera jiggery-pokery.

I levelled the top of our azalea bush (below) with the trees on the opposite side of the road when taking the photo. The trees are a little threadbare at the moment but will no doubt be full of life soon.

Not too sure what these plants are called - seen when out and about - but they are very pretty in their own way.

Some delicate laurel.

And more laurel, this time hanging over a local river,

Finally a magnolia, perhaps not at its best now but has had a lovely display. Many thanks for visiting my blog.

Also see: 22 Cornwall Flower Photos

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Walking Along Spit Beach, Cornwall

Spit Beach, Cornwall

Another walk along a beach - and without seeing anyone else. This is Spit Beach but, as I have said on a previous post, this is far from being my favourite. In saying that it was a sunny, blue sky March day so we felt quite happy on the beach and looking over the rocks and pools.

Spit Beach, Cornwall

The tide was out so we could reach parts not normally seen at high tide.

Small cave at Spit Beach, Cornwall

Lots of rock pools but I didn't find anything particularly interesting - though the sun dazzled the water in the photo below.

Rock Pool at Spit Beach, Cornwall

Some cliffs ...

Cliffs at Spit Beach, Cornwall

… and yet more cliffs. I think that the cliff below looks somewhat like a lion's head - or maybe not!

Cliffs at Spit Beach, Cornwall

An archway in the cliffs to run through if so inclined - walking is also allowed.

Cliffes, Spit Beach, Cornwall

Finally we retrace our steps back along the beach. Still nobody else about.

Spit Beach, Cornwall

A view looking over the beach to the Carlyon Bay Golf Course. Not a golfer in sight, of course, because of the coronavirus.

Spit Beach, Cornwall

At this end of the beach there is an old World War 2 lookout building. It's in poor repair and even the graffiti is poor!

WW2 look-out post at Spit Beach

Walking back to the car we pass the golf course.

Carlyin Bay Golf Course, Cornwall

Also see:
What The Low Tide Reveals at Spit Beach, Cornwall - 16 Photos

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Walking Along the Beach at Carlyon Bay, Cornwall

Fresh air at Carlyon Bay for today's effort to stave off the coronavirus.

It's a long sandy beach - well sort of. The actual sand is quite gritty to the touch. There is a reason for this. Some of it is  the remains of waste from previous tin and china clay industries.

The local dogs don't seem to mind, nor do most visitors.

At the far end of the beach are rocks and the sand was untouched. There's always something pleasing about being the first to make a footprint.

It was a bit of a chilly day and the sea was beginning to get a little rougher than usual.

Lots of shells on the rocks.

It's interesting to see the different patterns and shapes on the rocks.

The barrel below was washed ashore. I recently found a similar one on a different beach. They both appeared empty and must have been in the sea for quite a period judging by the seaweed and other attachments.

We started to make our way back to our car ...

… walking past Crinnis Rock.

On the way back I found this bundle made up of shells, bits and pieces and plastic. Plastic sadly seems to get everywhere.

Looking forward to lunch!


A Lockdown Walk in Cornwall, Plus Looking Back At a Sandy Beach

It's lockdown, because of the coronavirus so, like everyone else in the UK, can only walk from home. We feel lucky though as we ca...