Wednesday 31 May 2023

Cornwall in Duck Egg Blue and Other Colours


We were in St. Austell on the Bank Holiday. A strange choice perhaps, but we wanted to buy some duck egg blue fence paint.


Well, it seemed a good idea at the time. I think my wife must have been under the influence of Alan Titchmarsh! Anyway. we purchased the paint without the help of any loan sharks.


It's strange how, on a Bank Holiday, so many neighbours rev up their noisy grass mowers and strimmers.


On that note we left St. Austell and took the long exit down many steps. The building opposite is the local tax offices.


That's better, a nice touch of colour. I believe there is a Chinese saying: if you have two loaves of bread you should sell one and buy some flowers with the money. Well something like that.


 We made our way back home, and below is part of our patio  fence - that would soon be a duck egg blue colour.


I had a wander around our garden.


There's a bit of colour here and there as can be seen by the next few photos.






Below is a glance of our money tree  (crassula ovata) which is over thirty years old.


Also my wife has a few runner beans in the porch, though they will soon have to go outside.


Opposite our house there are quite a few rhododendrons running wild.


A closer look of the rhododendrons.


Our first hydrangea of the year, a white one.


This is looking across our back garden to our patio.


Ah, and at last, we have the duck egg blue fence my wife wanted, with a dark slate colour at the bottom.


A similar photo. Oh dear, just remembered we now have to paint the outside table and eight chairs.


The dark slate colour.


 I've rambled on enough, so final photos for today.






Thanks for visiting my blog.
P.S. Thought I'd better squeeze in a bit of  Cornwall's coastline ~ Mike



Saturday 20 May 2023

A Walk Along Par Beach, Cornwall


It's Par Beach today, not perhaps one of my favourite beaches but it's pleasant to walk along the sand.  Oh yes,  I nearly forgot, dogs like the beach.


The tide goes out a long way  and, when the tide is high, the water is still shallow unless you walk quite a distance into the sea. Children seem to like this in the summer season.


Backing onto the beach are some sand dunes.  


Below is part of the beach looking from the dunes, with green fields in the distance.


At the far back of Par Beach are caravans and chalets to let in the summer season. This area is now known as Par Sands Holiday Park.


The caravans are all neat and tidy.


Here are a couple of the chalets by a lake.


The lake is deep, so swimming, fishing and boating aren't allowed.


Seagulls, Canadian geese and ducks gather around the lake. Mostly because people like to 'feed the ducks'.


Looking across the lake, with a couple of chalets on view.


The sun got brighter as we walked and more people headed to the beach.


We had parked our car in the bumpy carpark. The cost was £1 per hour - I don't know if this will increase in the main holiday season.
The photo below, of  Par Beach, was snapped last summer.



If you like walking you'll find  Cornwall's coastal path in the Par Beach carpark. Looking towards the sea it's on your left towards the back of the car park. There's a lovely walk to Polkerris  (and beyond) along the path - the photo below was taken in July.



Here's a blog post on Polkerris: 
That's all for today. 
Thanks for visiting my blog ~ Mike.

Saturday 13 May 2023

A walk around Mevagissey Harbour


Quite a jumble of boats in Mevagissey's inner harbour. There are  a lot of cliffs and rocks too -  some  sheltering the window in the photo below.


More rocks looking out to  sea.


The harbour wall underfoot - a mixture of colours. Just think of all the people who would have walked along this harbour walls over the years.


Unfortunately these gentlemen haven't been successful with their fishing.


The Mevagissey lighthouse on the opposite harbour wall. The small lighthouse is made of cast iron and is hexagonal in shape. the The lght can be seen for about twelve nautical miles. It was built in 1896.


A very narrow road, or path leading to cottages.






The cottages have a fine view of the harbour plus the hill leading down to Mevagissey.


Boats in the harbour.






Looking across to the opposite side of Mevagissey harbour.


Bits and pieces on the harbour wall.


The harbour Office.


So, whose rock is this?


That's all of the photos for today. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. 
Mike.
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