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September 28th 2008
Published: July 6th 2015
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Sunrise over St IvesSunrise over St IvesSunrise over St Ives

Every day a beautiful view from my room
The walking makes me feel as if my cells have been oxygenated! The pace is often a bit quick, so breathing is deep. The terrain on some walks has been challenging – too steep and rocky for my taste on some walks. A few stony sections with a few streams running through are fine, but steep up and down rocks are too much for my muscles and balance. Fortunately, the last few days have seen more rolling, dirt paths. The views are always stunning – bright green grass and leaves, ever-present gorse and heather (yellow and pinky mauve), dark hedges, and the constant drama of big white clouds and dark rain-filled clouds. We have often walked along the Southwest Coastal Path, marvelling at the pounding surf. This afternoon the deep power of the ocean was evident – the layers of turquoise and white pounding onto the beach at Portreath.

View approximate map of our walk.

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Walking groupWalking group
Walking group

Setting off on a bright morning
Abandoned tin mine in the distanceAbandoned tin mine in the distance
Abandoned tin mine in the distance

Historic and modern in one view
Walking pathWalking path
Walking path

Feeling like part of nature
Blue Blue Sea!Blue Blue Sea!
Blue Blue Sea!

Rough coast, rocky paths
Fresh air and flowersFresh air and flowers
Fresh air and flowers

Never did gorse and heather look so pretty!
Deep cove Deep cove
Deep cove

Land for smuggling rum in Poldark times
Path to ZennorPath to Zennor
Path to Zennor

One foot in front of the other!
St IvesSt Ives
St Ives

Long walk to the other side of town
St IvesSt Ives
St Ives

Up-hill in every direction!
Welcome from seagullsWelcome from seagulls
Welcome from seagulls

Close-up with the not-so-wild life

6th July 2015
Welcome from seagulls

Nice shots!
But watch that first (cliff) step! It's a doozy. As for the weather, I'm curious. Was rain likely when you were there? It looks wonderful on a bright, sunny (if not too hot) day. How far/long did you walk each day?
20th July 2015
Welcome from seagulls

Nice Shots!
Thanks, I am glad you like the photos - they are some of my favourites. We had every kind of weather in Cornwall, including beautiful sunny days. We walked about 10 km daily, except when we got a bit lost, which added an undetermined but seemingly infinite distance to the walk.
7th July 2015

Cornwall/St Ives
lovely pix. One of my sculpture heroes lived and worked in St Ives: Barbara Hepworth. I am definitely envious. Nice seagull photo! Why do seagulls look like the are about to commit a mugging?
20th July 2015

Cornwall/St Ives
Barbara Hepworth sculptures are inspiring and photos will be coming. More seagulls this week!

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