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Crenelations, Gulls and Sun on the Water

More sun today! Porthtowan was our destination for a bitterly cold walk along the beach, arriving through the valley past the old workings of the Tywarnhayle Copper Mines.

Tywarnhayle Copper Mine with the unusual crenelations at the top of the chimney

Birds on the beach

Low sun on the water at Porthtowan

 

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Looking, Leaping and A Poem

Beach with the LiveWires this morning was cold but fun.

Looking out to sea

Leaping over a stream

I was sent this thoughtful New Year poem as a present this morning with permission to publish here if I wished. I do – so here it is for you to enjoy as well.

 

Poem for the new year (1995)

No more haunted houses,
stale-breathed walls
No more picking our way
around scrabbled ruins, choked
by the hold of generations
No more drawing at dry wells,
weaving whole cloth from
rags, brilliant
with their years and stories.
That’s right – begin here,
with the awe of
a new imagination,
a life still dangerously fresh,
precariously pink
at the bone,
a peach skin split,
flesh free from the stone,
juice drumming urgent
through your fingers –
begin with this.

c Karen Mittelman

 
 

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Egg Hunt, Sandcastles and Rogue Theatre

What a busy and entertaining day we have had! First an egg hunt in the garden then a trip to the beach at Porthtowan where the sun was warm and lovely. Lunch at the Blue bar was followed by a second session on the beach then a quick trip home before going off to Tehidy Woods where Rogue Theatre were performing their Easter show, Wild Spring Hare which was a delight from start to finish. Join us on our lovely day together.

 

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Last Day with the Family

All our lovely  kids have gone with their Little Live-wires and despite the Best Beloveds still being here, it is rather quiet. After the rain of the morning, we all went for Brunch at the Blue Bar in Porthtowan and then had a quiet afternoon with a lovely walk down to St Uny Churchyard.

 

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Waves, Beach Daisy and Digging Dog

1   A very windy but still warm day took us all for a walk on the beach. The off-shore wind was blowing the tops off the white horses.

Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan Beach

Wave spray

Wave spray

2   There were lots of large pink daisies still in flower.

Beach daisy

Beach daisy

3   We had great fun watching a dog try to bury its owner in sand!

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