Monday, October 21, 2013

The Lizard Peninsula

Yesterday saw us up early perched in bed watching the All Black vs Wallaby game. I say watching but I really mean following the commentary because it was not available on the telly in our apartment. It was pretty lively and exciting and we were sorry to not be able to view it but we did watch the highlights later on the 'puters.

Then we drove off to The Lizard Peninsula which was again another wow. We turned in to check out Kynance Cove - I think that was our biggest wow for the day. On the way we stopped to taste the blackberries growing on the side of the road. When we lived in Glenside they grew opposite our house and we used to pop down a board or two and pick them for apple and blackberry crumble. These ones are small and taste more like apples than blackberries so we only had a couple.

The cove was fantastic - we got chatting to a guy with a model plane or two and Ian spent time watching him at work with it.

We spent quite some time walking - the coastal roads are just wonderful - never be a dull moment.

Ian is calling me - I tried not to step in the cow poo

Bit further along - this the cove and down in it there was a cafe

I almost stepped on this very happy relaxed cow - the cows are very healthy looking

They are happy to wander and you have to move out of their way - bit like Harley just thinking of their tummies

Magnificent sea once more - we could have pottered around all day but it was time to move on and have a raspberry and pavlova ice cream in Lizzard

Next stop was Cadgwith - another lovely little town and harbour

Love the rocks

Wouldn't want to fall off the edge

Looking into the harbour

Those pots once more

Boats all up waiting

We spent time working out how they got in and out if the water
Then we went further driving slightly north through St Keverne - more fascinating sights and Ian is very used to driving in 2nd gear down little narrow roads with high hedges hoping not to meet other cars not to mention 25% inclines up or down

On the way back we came across little inlets like this one

With swans and the like

Hard to find somewhere to eat last night as it was Saturday and we ended up at Beach where we went on night one. Not quite the same - we had cod fillets but not so wonderful or so big and I decided to have chips which sadly had been sitting around for a lifetime. However it is the only not so good meal we have had


Trace Willans said...

will you be going to Minack, where all Derek Tangye's books were set?

Heather said...

More glorious scenery and super photos. I think blackberries begin to lose their flavour this late in the year. The free-roaming livestock certainly let us know who is in charge! Hope tonight's dinner makes up for the poor one.

Sue said...

Cornwall is definitely one of my favourite places and I am so glad you went to Kynance Cove, it's just so pretty and I love the serpentine rocks there. Definitely worth the walk from the car park at the top.


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