Tuesday 31 October 2023

A Wander around Padstow, Cornwall with 12 Photos.


Today a look at Padstow, Cornwall starting off at the harbour.


Moving on to glimpses of the colourful back streets.






Now the sea and coast. There is a pleasant walk alongside the River Camel Estuary


As you walk you might notice bits and pieces from the war, or even some much older bits and pieces.


When the tide is out there are great swathes of sand.


Nowadays boats are able to enter the harbour - but it hasn't always been that way according to Cornish folklore. For an example see my post : Tristram Bird and the mermaid


More sand, fun when there aren't too many people about - but Padstow gets very busy in the summer season.


Wandering back to the harbour.


Finally, for today, the walk back to Padstow town.


Many thanks for visiting my blog ~ Mike




Monday 23 October 2023

A Quick Photo Trip Around Cornwall


I haven't been out with my camera for a while - the weather and other things seem to have got in the way. Anyway, here are a few pics from my archives to show I haven't forgotten everyone.
We start off above in Charlestown on a windy day and below Mevagissey with a few of the fishing boats in the harbour.


Swiftly moving on to a view of the sea from the Esplanade at Fowey - one of my favourite towns.


Shopping now at Trago Mills. They sell just about everything. One of the entrances to the store is via the attractive  bridge below. 


A splash of the sea now at Spit Beach.


There's a heck of a lot of sand at Padstow - when the tide is out.


Here we are now at Newquay famed for its surfing. The photo, though, is of the harbour.


A glimpse of Cornwall's Eden Project. Plants and flowers tucked up nice and cosy in giant biomes.


A look across the River Fowey to Polruan.


Moving on to Mullion Cove with its granite harbour wall.


Cliffs on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula.


Some interesting thatched cottages to be seen when out and about in Cornwall.


A final stop to enjoy the beach at Bude on Cornwall's north coast.


That's all for now ~ thanks for visiting my blog. Take care.
All good wishes,  Mike.


Monday 9 October 2023

Newquay Cliff Tops Plus Sand Galore at the The Gannel Estuary, Cornwall


Okay, these photos were taken before the weather got grim and grumbly, but I remember enjoying this short walk in Newquay Cornwall.


Flowers were out on the cliff tops and all was well with the world.


The walk, or perhaps it was just a stroll, was mostly along the cliff tops. Looking downwards Lewinnick Lodge came into view (photo above). A pleasant setting for a Sunday dinner. Many of the windows have sea views.
More cliff tops below.


If you like sand, you'll find lots at the Gannel Estuary, plus a bench to take in the view.


Yes, lots of sand but be aware of the tides. This can be a dangerous place to swim or wade.


There is sand and dunes galore.


Looking back we noticed a fresh flower memorial had been left on the shrubbery. This must have once been someone's special place.


After enjoying the sand we followed the path back to where we started. 


Nearby is Fistral Beach, Newquay, said to be one of the best for surfing, due to the consistency and quality of the surf.


The impressive Headland Hotel, opened in 1900, can also be seen in the photo above. King Charles, prior to becoming King, made a few visits.
And now the final photo for today. I've shown the good, so here's the not so good - cars galore! it can be difficult to get a parking space in the summer season.


That's my lot for today. 
Thanks for visiting my blog - Mike






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