It’s Tuesday and autumn is getting closer, so Nik and I took advantage of the unusually (for England), sunny weather and went for a walk along the estuary at Truro. The tide was out but on the turn when we started our walk so we were hopeful of getting good pictures. We started at the recreation ground and wondered up past the cricket club following the footpath through the trees, almost, beside the water to the Heron inn, Malpas, where you can get a ferry that goes along the river Fal. This is were we went off the beaten track again and followed a footpath to St. Clements until we were distracted by cows and found a path that led back along to the river were we discovered the most stunning views along the River Tresillian. We walked until about half three before turning back with a promise to ourselves to approach this stretch of water from the other direction the next time, so we can see the rest of the view.
Wednesday and the sun is still with us so with the intention of exploring one of the little coves along the North Cornwall coast Nik and I set off in the general direction of Tintagel. Our journey took us to Trebarwith Strand. The Stand is a tiny little rocky cove with a stream running off the land cutting through the rocks into the sea. We arrived as the tide was coming in so didn’t get to walk far along the beach. We did however have a wonder up over the hills to get a look at the view from above. Before we did though we sat on the rocks eating lunch, taking photo’s of surfers and enjoying the sun. On our way home we stopped off at Tintagel. Parking by the church we went for a little walk along the coastal path before finding the perfect spot to stop for a cup of coffee whilst enjoying the view.
Thursday was my last day off so we made the most of it by visiting Mevagissey. We started by wondering through the shops down to the harbour. The tide was out but on the turn so we new we’d get the pictures we were after before we left. There is a small sea life center in the harbour, which relies on donations, so we had a look in. It’s only a one-room building with about 6 biggish tanks, but it has some huge fish, crabs, starfish and lobsters in them, so good to see. When we came out we spotted a lighthouse on the end of the harbour wall so of course we had to go investigate. We decided for lunch we would go for a walk along the footpath up over the cliffs until we found somewhere with a nice view. Unfortunately the path goes on for quite away through the street so the first field we came to we stopped for our mini picnic. It was on top of a hill, so we had a lovely view to look at. Lunch done we wondered back to Mevagissey for a bit more exploring and an ice-cream while we waited for the tide. A couple of swans came to entertain us while we were eating which was nice. It was a lovely way to spend my last day off.