Category Archives: Godrevy
Daughter No 1 came to visit for the day which was a real treat! Despite the mizzle we walked along the cliffs at Godrevy where the lighthouse (just right of centre in the first photo) was all but invisible in the low cloud and the waves crashed against the rocks so that we could scarcely hear each other speak.
We were really delighted to find that Sallie’s Ice-creams were still selling at Godrevy this afternoon. After a brisk and chilly walk in the wind, we treated ourselves. It’s never too cold for ice-cream.
A furry caterpillar shared our walk, possibly a White Ermine Moth caterpillar.
We walked on the cliffs at Godrevy today and the lovely Mr S saw glorious blue sparkles in the waves tumbling in. We decided it was his polaroid sunglasses causing the effect that I couldn’t see so I took a photo through the glasses towards the sea and I’m delighted with the result.
I have mentioned a number of times that the G7 Summit is happening over this coming weekend in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Everyone has now arrived and talks as well as various protests have started. Another film being shown is this one from children from Marazion School near Penzance and Stoke Climsland School near Callington. It, too, like Gee 7 which I gave you a couple of days ago, is very moving and really needs to be listened to by our leaders and by all of us.
Even before the G7 had sat down to begin their Cornish summit, Mount Recyclemore, a sculpture made of discarded electronic waste depicting the visages of the seven leaders, looked bound to be one of the stars of the show.
About 15 artists helped create the structure over a frantic six weeks at Rush’s scrapyard/studio in south London. Parts were then shipped down to Cornwall on lorries and put together in situ.”
We need to visit Sandy Acres Beach to see this. This afternoon we did one of our favourite walks along the cliffs at Godrevy. We had thought it might be blocked off but apart from the radar area and seeing army personnel, all was much as usual.
We set off to the car-boot sale today in the hope of finding duplicate tools for us to keep in our new shed at the allotment. Sadly, despite having checked, they were not open. We were near to Godrevy so walked a different way today to try to find the Thrift that flowers there in profusion. We were a bit early but here is a little of the lovely pink stuff.
We loved the sign at the beach where we went after collecting lots of little plants from Kehelland Horticultural Centre.
Looking up in a book about herbs today some papers fell out – in my Mum’s handwriting. What a delight and one of ‘those’ moments. Mum died in 1994 and yet seeing her handwriting can bring her right back into the room where her advice on growing and using herbs is all I need.
My poet friend, Kim, posted this evocative poem today and has given me permission to share it with you, dear Readers. I remember that longing for the Cornish sea when we lived far away from home. Also, the last verse rings particularly true as today I walked by the sea with a lovely friend where I felt, ‘Blessed by the sea and its motion,’ as well as by the warmth of a special friendship.