Sunday 24 May 2020

Back to Walking on the Beach

Cliffs at Par, Cornwall

It felt good, the sea air filling our lungs. Yes, after so long away from the beaches, because of the coronavirus, we had a stroll along a beach. There were only a few other walkers and those we saw all respected social distancing - and to quite a degree.

It was also good to feel the damp sand beneath the feet at low tide.

Sand when tide out at Par, Cornwall

There were a few dog walkers. This dog waited patiently for his ball to be thrown into the distance.

Dog on Par Beach, Cornwall

It was a little hazy over the cliffs in the morning air.

Par Beach, Cornwall

A skeleton washed up on the sand - but no treasure!

 Bird skeleton
Rocks were uncovered because of the low tide. Actually there were a couple of seniors in the sea with their boards. You can just make then out in the photo beyond the rocks.

Par Beach, Cornwall

At the far end of the beach a small stream enters the sea. Two swans seemed quite contented.

Swans at Par Beach

After walking the length of the beach we decided to return by following paths through the sand dunes

Wild flowers at Par Beach, Cornwall

Lots of wild flowers within the dunes ...

Sand dunes, Par, Cornwall

… including this little beauty.

Flower growing wild in Par sand dunes

We followed an often used path as we couldn't see any other walkers.

Sand dunes, Par

The green hills came into view and also a few people, in the distance.

Green Hills seen from Par Beach

We spotted one lady sitting comfortably on her beach chair amongst the flowers.

Par Beach, Cornwall

The end of our walk and we headed back to the car. All in all very pleasant. It made a change from walking from home.

I feel that as long as beaches are reasonably empty it's quite easy to comply with the coronavirus rules. We actually do it to extreme as we leave well more than the suggested two meters / six feet and 6.7 inches from other people.

If a beach looked busy we would move on to somewhere else.

Par Beach, Cornwall

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  1. It must be good to get back on your beach walks, I know you enjoy them, and I'm enjoying the glorious Cornwall coastal images again too. 😊

    1. Thanks David, yes, good to walk along the beaches again. We feel very lucky.

  2. I’m glad you are able to enjoy the salt air by foot once again. It is encouraging to know that people are being respectful of the precautions. Thank you for the beautiful tour, as always.

    1. Hello Ann. It's good to get back to walking the beaches, though we keep away from the popular tourist destinations. Thanks, hope you are coping okay with lockdowns and so on.

  3. Thank you for this lovely breath of sea air, Mike! Best wishes, Prue

  4. Hello Prue, good to hear from you, I guess one day we'll all be back to normality - though perhaps a new normal. All good wishes.



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