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September 29th 2008
Published: July 22nd 2015
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Path through the WoodsPath through the WoodsPath through the Woods

Peace amongst towering trees
Laughter and fun are great memories of the week. We met some really nice people. Jeff and Ann are a soft spoken couple from Hull: Jeff very tall and gangly, keeping an eye out for us on the walks; Ann recovering from a knee operation, so participating in the easy walks. Martin and Evelyn joined us, or we them, for many meals: Martin a bit world-weary but with wit and genuine warmth; Evelyn not walking but a fun conversationalist. Peter and Gill are experienced in walking tours: Gill we rarely saw because she walked only harder routes; Peter was really helpful on our first hard walk, and he continued to chat, regardless of whether he was walking (medium or hard) or painting water colours. Moira is a retiring, soft spoken woman who was always ready to have gentle conversation; she is a retired estates and tax lawyer, who admitted that in her line of work she had to develop the skill of listening.

View the video of our welcome to St Ives.

View the video on our walk to Helford.

View the map of our walk to date.

Additional photos below
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Woods Woods

Pure light through lush trees and bushes
Frenchman's CreekFrenchman's Creek
Frenchman's Creek

Romantic setting for Daphne du Maurier's novel of pirates in the time of Charles II
Verdant FieldsVerdant Fields
Verdant Fields

An incentive to walking even further!
St AnthonySt Anthony
St Anthony

Protector of animals and many others
Shrine for St AnthonyShrine for St Anthony
Shrine for St Anthony

A tiny church for very local worship
Helford BayHelford Bay
Helford Bay

Incoming tide floats all boats
To ManaccanTo Manaccan
To Manaccan

Private garden for a public sign
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20080929110540 manaccan IMGP0606

Originally a Celtic monastery

26th July 2015

Unusual place names
Praze-an-beeble? Not to mention some other truly odd (i.e. non-English-sounding although in England) placenames. What's with Cornwall?
28th July 2015

Unusual place names
Well, Cornwall has a Celtic past that aligns with Wales and Brittany in France.

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