Winter is nearly here but the leaves haven't yet got the message.
Sorted. Although some of those are unread.
Ewok found a sleeve
Found on the walk, never to be separated.
Friends for dinner. Happy Sunday's.
Back from uni for a day, and to raid the snack tin.
Taking a Moment
Taking a moment above St Saviour's Point, looking over the war memorial towards Rock.
> The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
J.F.K, 1961 (attr. Edmund Burke).
Dune. We've been here before. This time though there wasn't any jumping.
Visitors for the weekend? Quick, let's clean the windows.
Today's Work View
Nicked Fay's bench to work from today. She left me the flowers too!
Just dropped F back in Bristol after a few days home for reading week. Yes, his digs are next door to the O2. Smart choice. Bonus points if you can spot him in the piccy's above.
With S, S & G. Awesome. Loud too. Thanks chaps.
Dog finds mud
A walk around the clumps which was amazingly mud free until almost the very end. Yup, Yogi delivers.
Wellness Day 5
Up early to tidy the house, put the recycling out, and grab a coffee. But still time for a quick chat with H along the terrace.
Today's plan was the reverse of day 1
, heading back along the trail to Bodmin.
And then up and over the woods at Lanhydrock to the station. I'd spent a little longer chatting with H and so the ride had been a tad faster than planned, 18 minutes faster than the ride to
Padstow on Monday. Let's just say the station was a welcome sight.
There's even a cafe in the old signal box, with fabulous local sandwiches, shortbread, and less-fabulous coffee.
The station staff at Bodmin were wonderful too, wishing me the best of luck getting to the carriage with my reserved bike space (because the train was longer than the platform 😁)
After the coffee experience at Bodmin I was up for a cuppa from the GWR onboard trolley. But it didn't make it to our coach until the approach to Reading, so I skipped and went for a platform Starbuck's instead.
Achievement unlocked: Total for the week: 154km
Pub Band Bingo
After a day out in the weather what better way to relax than a beer and a veggie curry in the pub next door. How about a beer, curry and name-that-band bingo? Yup, you're looking at a winner!
Wellness Day 4
Day 4 plan, grab the bus to Porthcothan, because, and then walk back home. Estimated distance 20 km.
I decided to ride on the top deck of the bus to enjoy the amazing above-the-hedgerow views.
The vista across Harlyn sands was particularly impressive.
The bus stops right by the closed Porthcothan Cafe. A November theme emerges: The closed cafes of Cornwall.
A quick pause to take note of the notes.
The beach at Porthcothan.
Also in monochrome.
And a profile, also in monochrome, where you can see that the surf was very, very, surfy.
Heading north to Constantine (past the Minnows and Fox Cove) the views south were dramatic, with squalls wandering inland from the ocean.
All the way ominous rain clouds lurked behind me.
With big seas contributing some drama to the lighthouse view from Dinas Head.
But it stayed dry and sunny in places past (possibly) Stein's family home...
...and round past Harlyn bay (where the surf was up compared to Tuesday
But the rain caught me at Stepper Point, although fortunately the day mark tower saved me from the worst of it.
The home stretch was familar growth, through Hawker's Cove and the path back to the memorial.
I lovely walk, with views and weather! The south west coast path is pretty awesome, with the only disappointing bit being this nicely fenced section near Mother Ivy's Bay holiday park. Total 22.82km in 4h03m.