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Early Morning Garden, Sailing and Roses

1   I was up long before the rest of the house this morning and, inspired by one of HH’s poems, went out to photograph the garden at 6 am with the early morning sun giving everything a special glow.

Early sun on the back field

Early sun on the back field

Feather in the dewy grass - do zoom in on this one. It's gorgeous!

Feather in the dewy grass – do zoom in on this one. It’s gorgeous!

Clematis seed head

Clematis seed head

Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos

Grasses in the field behind us

Grasses in the field behind us

 

2    We’ve been on the water for six hours today, Day 2 of our RYA Level 2 Sailing Course, and learned so much our brains are spinning! The views were spectacular!

St Anthony Lighthouse

St Anthony Lighthouse

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle

St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle

Cormorant warming   her wings

Cormorant warming her wings

3   At lunchtime we sat in the little park that surrounds the Killigrew Monument about which you can find some entertaining history here. The whole place is smothered in beautiful climbing roses and smells quite delicious. At the end of the day, Gyllyngvase Beach and the water were full of happy people.

Roses all along the path

Roses all along the path

Fun in the water at Gyllyngvase Beach

Fun in the water at Gyllyngvase Beach

 

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Sailing Lesson Day 2, Cormorant and Another Rescue

1   Well, we did it! We are again exhausted after a challenging day of learning to sail with quite strong winds and stronger gusts but very happy that we now have our Royal Yachting Association Level 1 Certificates. We completed the syllabus at the Falmouth School of Sailing with our very understanding and excellent teacher (who also fed us Jelly babies! Those who are regular readers will know how I love my Jelly babies!) and we are now ready to tackle Level 2.

Certificate Level 1

Certificate Level 1

2  While practising tacking out in the bay, we saw a small boat suddenly lose its mast and so we went to the rescue again. To our surprise, one of the pair was one of the young women we rescued yesterday! She was very pleased to see us again.

Rescue 2

Rescue 2

3    Cormorants were skimming the waves and diving but they are very hard to catch on camera.

Cormorant

Cormorant

 

 

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Sailing Lesson, Falmouth and Rescue

1    We had our first sailing lesson today, Day 1 of a two day RYA course. We have had an amazing time and are both completely exhausted, learning so much about the boat, about the sails, about the winds and the tides and the rules of the water and being out on the water, actually doing the sailing, for about 4 hours.  The photos are together in a gallery below.  I couldn’t take many as I was working so hard!  Our Instructor was brilliant, full of information and encouragement and an excellent teacher. Click on any photo for detail.

2  Sailing in the waters around Falmouth and seeing the land from the sea is so lovely – and given that I was so frightened a week ago, I felt no fear at all, only exhilaration again!

2   Part way through our afternoon session, our instructor noticed someone in trouble waving and shouting. Following the excellent code of the  water where you always help anyone needing help we went to see what we could do. There were two young women in a dinghy and their engine had failed so given the strong tide and the off-shore wind, they were being taken further and further out to sea. We towed them into the quayside  and carried on with our lesson.  They were very grateful!

 

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