The sun was out, the sky was blue so we headed for the sea - to Menabilly to be precise. As I have mentioned previously this is Daphne du Maurier country. The house at Menabilly was Du Maurier's Manderley in her book, Rebecca.
The Car Park (a farmer's field) is down a very narrow road, so you have to breathe in deeply if a car comes from the opposite direction.
After depositing fifty pence in the milk churn, as requested, we set off walking towards the sea.
For one instance the sky appeared to be extra blue, so all was well with the world.
There were still a few flowers remaining in the hedgerows.
Ah-ha, there's Gribbin Head and the tower in the distance. The water is for the farm animals, not that there were any of them about.
The Gribbin Tower seemed to get larger as we walked. It was built in 1832 and is a daymark to enable ships and other craft to pinpoint the approach to Fowey harbour.
To visit the Gribbin Head it is a right turn at the wooden walkway - and keep on walking uphill.
We walked the opposite way to Polridmouth Beach. The tide was out.
We then followed the coastal path going east. This is part of the private estate where Daphne du Maurier once lived. The tide was a long way out.
I wandered across the damp sand, which seemed quite a distance, when looking back at the house.
I had time for a paddle!
This is the lake on the estate ...
... and the lake's overflow. From here we carried on our walk along the coastal path towards Fowey. When we'd had enough we turned around and meandered back to our car. A lovely day out!
MOVING ON... One evening during the week we had a walk in Mevagissey. Hardly anyone about, so all was quiet and peaceful.
The sea wasn't too choppy.
The Mevagissey lighthouse was doing its duty and was sending out its light.
A few fishing boats were resting quietly.
Not too sure of the quality of the fish they are catching - judging by the selection of fish on display below.
A final photo before making our way home.
MOVING ON ... The next day I had to go into St Austell for an eye test. The church tower dominates over the newer style shops.
I noticed this new artwork at the back of the shops. The theme is about Illegal money lenders who, it seems, can cost people more than an arm and a leg!
MOVING ON AGAIN ... A couple of flower photos. The first is of 0ur spider plant, such small, delicate flowers.
And this beauty has just flowered in our garden.
Many thanks for visiting my blog, hope you have an interesting week ahead.
All good wishes ~ Mike.