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King Harry Ferry, St Anthony Head and Peregrine Falcons

This is one of our favourite walks around St Anthony Head looking across the water to Falmouth and St Mawes. Every time I get out and have a jolly good stomp, in my head I am saying Thank you to my surgeon, Mr Regan. It is such a joy to be able to move well and not to be frightened of doing a walk because of the pain. Here is a gallery of some of today’s treats  for your delectation! Click on any photo for detail, especially the last one. The chick is almost as big as its parent!

 

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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, Two Castles and Happiness

We went out sailing today with our very good friends P&A and what a day it was! From previously only pootling around in the training boat to full-on sailing out of the harbour, out past Black Rock, Pendennis Point, past Gyllyngvase Beach to near Maenporth and back, this time against the tide and what fun, all the while getting to know our Skippalong with our lovely friend P talking us through what was going on.  There is a very special kind of quiet when you are sailing, just the wind and the water – magic. There’s a special kind of happy exhaustion at the end of the day too!    Click on any photo in the gallery to see detail.

 

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