Sunday, 22 March 2020
Walking the Beach and Lake at Par Sands, Cornwall
The Coronavirus seems to be controlling our lives at the moment, so we thought we would visit various different beaches to get some healthy sea air in our lungs. There's plenty of room so we won't invade anyone else's space.
The photos today are from a walk along Par beach. The tide was out so there was an expanse of damp sand.
Unexpectedly there was a gathering of mothers, or perhaps a nursery group (above) with some children tucked away in a cove.
There aren't many shells on the beach at Par, but I always seem compelled to examine any I do see.
We walked the full length of the beach and looking back noticed several people also walking - but mostly with their dogs.
We continued past the china clay works ...
… and onto the Par Sands Caravan Park. There was no one else about. Years ago we owned a couple of caravans here that we rented out to holiday makers - was a fun time.
The caravan park is now much altered and improved ...
… but there is still a china clay private road to cross if walking to Par itself.
After walking through the caravan park we reached the small lake.
Quite a few swans and ducks in residence and also noisy geese aided by seagulls. They all get very excited if someone wants to feed them.
It's quite a pleasant lake and in the summer months is a magnet for children, though paddling or swimming aren't allowed.
A couple more photos of the lake, watch out for the deep water!
I noticed a couple feeding the ducks almost hidden away under a tree. Not completely sure why I didn't post this photo in colour but, somehow, it seemed an old fashioned moment. I can remember in my childhood feeding the ducks with my parents, such excitement. It would be so nice to be able to do that once more but life, sometimes sadly, moves on.
I was feeling a little 'under the weather' as I looked out of our upstairs bedroom window - photo below. I decided the answer was ...