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October 2nd 2008
Published: August 11th 2015
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Dawn Dawn Dawn

Beautiful but ominous start for the day
Our walks, as we chose them, became easier over the week. Sunday we chose the harder walk, as it was the easiest harder walk and we thought we would like Bob the guide best. Actually, he got lost a couple of times and led us along an unnecessarily steep, rocky, and muddy version of the Southwest Coastal Way. So my muscles were tired when we did Monday’s walk, led by Helen, someone who is probably a bit bored by the medium level walking. The paths were more to my liking, some coastal walking but also woodlands and fields. The weather changed by Tuesday, wind blowing and rain in repeated intervals. All along we could see our destination of St. Michael's Mount, a tidal island with a fort and castle. By the time we arrived in Praa Sands (the town by the shore), Deirdre and I were more ready for a cup of tea than shopping while waiting for the hard-walk group to finish. The wind was fierce, blowing sand in our teeth and making huge waves for the little ferry boats to St. Michael’s Mount – not us! Wednesday, the “rest day”, we wandered around St. Ives, enjoying a different pace. Thursday, rain dogged us around
To the LighthouseTo the LighthouseTo the Lighthouse

inspiration for Virginia Woolf's novel
the coast; at lunch I discovered my seaward sleeve was wet through to the fleece and my land-ward sleeve was dry! Still our breaks were all dry, and in the later afternoon we walked through a public “country park”, formerly an estate.


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St Ives from a distanceSt Ives from a distance
St Ives from a distance

This rough in summer; just think of winter!
Protected coveProtected cove
Protected cove

The lumps on the beach are seals!
SealsSeals
Seals

Great place to rest!
Ahhhh! Lunch!Ahhhh! Lunch!
Ahhhh! Lunch!

Tehidy Country Park
Mythical creatureMythical creature
Mythical creature

The carver found it in the wood.
Curious donkeyCurious donkey
Curious donkey

Or maybe we were the curious ones.


12th August 2015

Ominous start to the day
"Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning." Do you remember The Great Race, with Tony Curtis? That's where I first heard this weather ditty, from the character played by Peter Falk, henchman and foil to the villain, played by Jack Lemmon. Thanks for the memory . . . As for the donkey, I bet he's glad of the changing scenery provided by passers-by.
18th August 2015

Ominous start to the day
Glad you had a trip down memory lane. The saying was one of my father's favourites.

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