Monday 27 May 2024

Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula

 


We have been staying on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula for a break. One of our walks started from the the Peninsula's largest village of St. Mullian. The Old Inn above dates back to the 16th Century and the church below has parts dating back to the 13th Century.


We simply walked along the road, out of the village not knowing where we would end up.



The fields were green and the sun was shining.


We soon reached Pondhu beach with its Beach Cafe. 


A few people were enjoying the food on the outside wooden tables.



More diners  below, but the building, seen in the distance on the cliffs, is a bit special - it is Marconi's Wireless Station On the12th of December, 1901 Marconi sent his message from Poldhu to Newfoundland



Now walking on the damp sand at the beach



Not too sure what was happening here.



A Pondhu wooden sign 


Oh, and a bus stop. So we could have had a ride to and from Pondhu Beach.


We still preferred to walk. The Old Inn again.


Also within reach from Mullian, where we started our walk, is the peaceful Mullian Cove, below. 



That's all for today. Hopefully more posts on the Lizard Peninsula will follow.

Thanks for visiting my blog ~ Mike.


Wednesday 15 May 2024

A Walk to Pentewan Village, Beach and Harbour

It was a sunshine day so we decided on a walk to Pentewan along the Pentewan Trail starting from the bridge as shown above.


Everywhere looked so fresh and green and welcoming - thanks  to all of the recent rain. There is a footpath which, for a while, follows the White River

We passed a colourful sign informing walkers the direction to Mevagissey and Heligan Gardens. We continued towards Pentewan. 


Now it's into the woods up a bit of a slope.


The woods looked very pleasant and there was no one else in sight.


At the edge of the woods the ground and bushes had become a little soggy.


More greenery ...


... and a few lillies, unfortunately not at their best.

Now we have reached the village of Pentewan and a row of  colourful old cottages


Just a little further along the road is the Ship Inn pub


Moving on a visit to Pentewan's land locked harbour.


Below a look- out almost lost in the greenery.


A view next of  the land locked harbour.



Now we have reached the beach at Pentewan and there is no one else in view, despite the blue sky and lots of sand to be seen.


Now back at the harbour again.


At the far end of the Pentewan village there is quite a steep hill.

Finallly, below, the other end of the village and the Piskey Cove.


Thanks for visiting my blog, good wishes ~ Mike

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