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Kiss, Toes and Engine House

Our eldest daughter has been with us for the day and we went to the beach for a walk along the sands at low tide. It was warm and windy and absolutely wonderful, topped off with an ice-cream from the Chapel Porth Cafe.

 

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Baking, Playing and Planting

We decorated the cake

Exploring caves at Chapel Porth – photo by LR

Fun on the beach – photo by LR

Cousins running down the lane to the allotment

Planting flowers brought by their aunt – to be visited every year, we hope.

 

 

Breakfast, Beach and Angie

Birthday breakfast of Bucks Fizz and home baked croissants followed by a visit to Chapel Porth where we walked up the cliffs to Wheal Coates enjoying the challenge, the ozone and the sounds of the sea – such a lovely birthday treat.

My Dear Friend of 30+ years died on 28th December and from now on  my blog will be in her memory as well as Kath’s.  Angie was my TA at school and we became the very best of friends. We also shared today as our birthday.

My Dear friend Angie

We spent hours together at school and even more hours together in the pub unwinding from the week. When I retired, knowing my love of words, Angie gave me a beautiful little book in which to collect quotations. The first quotation was one Angie chose herself and summed up our friendship perfectly.  She was a very special individual and I shall always treasure the love and the laughter that we shared.

I have since discovered that the words are by Dinah Maria Craik  (20 April 1826 – 12 October 1887) an English novelist and poet. Thanks for everything, Angie.

 

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Walk, Paddle and Beach Treasures

I love September sun and today, in bright but gentle sunshine, we walked along the beach from Porthtowan to Chapelporth and back and we  hardly met anyone. Enjoy the gallery and click on any photo for more detail.

 

Beach Wedding

What a glorious day! Here are a few photos to give a flavour of the happiest ceremony ever!.

Flowers being taken down to the beach

Milk churn full of flowers

Part of the path

Waiting for the Bride to arrive

 

 

Rehearsal, Beach and Crab

I’m to be the Celebrant at my first wedding in two years. We had the rehearsal on the beach today and afterwards, the lovely Mr S and I walked along the sand at a very low tide.It was sunny and quiet and wonderful! The visitors have almost all gone.

Chapel Porth beach

Seaweed tree

Tiny Crab

Bolster’s Cave

 

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Emma Raducanu, Low Tide and Rain

Sorry, can’t post tonight, too caught up in the game at Wimbledon!

P.S.   6th July

So sorry that Emma Raducanu had to withdraw with illness.I’m not usually a tennis fan but I find her inspirational and send her all the very best for her future

It was such a lovely morning we went to Chapelporth at 8.30 at low tide with the intention of walking along the beach to under the cliffs where Wheal Coates looks over the sea. However the low tide wasn’t low at all! We couldn’t go around the first rock and as soon as the tide turned, it raced inshore. There is a facebook page called Preposterous Parking in Cornwall which often shows cars caught by the tide!

Then it rained all afternoon and torrents fell in the evening. Here’s a bit of the garden through a very wet window.

 

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Today’s Walk, Camellia Blossoms and Snow

Just the best day! We woke to sunshine, had a traditional birthday breakfast of croissants and after opening my presents and taking calls from our children, we went for a walk at Chapelporth. We took sandwiches with us and had hot chocolates from the cafe (its last day open as too many visitors from higher tier areas.) Just look at that sea!

The road to Chapelporth

The winter storms have scoured the top of the beach of sand and exposed the bedrock

Sunshine!

We arrived home to find a card and some glorious camellia blossoms from old friends on the doorstep. They are a more vibrant pink than the photo shows and are flowering in many gardens around us already brightening up the winter.

This afternoon we walked to the allotment and had tea and cake with our lovely neighbour, her sister and another allotmenteer, coming home in a sprinkling of snow which settled briefly on our baby Christmas tree and finding Dear Friends who had called by to drop off my cards. We are so lucky to have so many lovely people in our lives.

Dinner a deux tonight was confit duck, maple glazed carrots and parsnips, kalettes from our garden and baby Cornish potatoes – scrumptious. Dessert is still to come.

 

Resting

Having a break tonight. Back tomorrow. Here’s Chapel Porth for you to enjoy. xx

 
 

Engine House, Waves and A Happy Dog

A favourite walk today along the beach at Chapelporth and tonight another Thali with friends at the Eco Park – a lovely, almost normal, day.

Wheal Coates

 

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