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A Short Trip to Cornwall
A Quiet Time on a Grey Week in Cornwall
Well I say a grey week but my short trip to Cornwall had its sunny patches and, of course, this is when I took most of the photos. But don't be fooled it was grey a lot of the time. Fortunately the time it really tipped down with rain was during the night which made a fair old noise on the caravan roof.
All photos in this hub are my own
A Good Trip Down
and the first evening
The Start of Our Short Holiday
When you are a senior citizen it is possible to have breaks which last from Monday to Friday, in the times when children are at school, at very reasonable rates. I think my friend and I paid about Â£55 each. We set off cheerfully on the Monday morning at about 10 a.m. and had a break for coffee and then arrived at mullion at 3.30p.m. We had also called in at the local Tesco supermarket, so that I could get my special things to continue dieting, as I didn't want to disrupt this. Also caravan parks are rather expensive and would not have the fat free yogurt which I am so fond of. The other thing I did not want to disrupt was putting my daily poem onto my lens, something I had started in April and this was now the 10th of May. To this end I had brought my laptop. But where to find wi-fi. To my delight it was available in the restaurant and bar of the caravan park.We went to investigate. It was not working. Shame. However all was not lost I had already put the day's poem on that morning.
We decided to forget about my squidaholic tendencies and get on with the holiday. We took a trip down to the Lizard point, the southern-most tip of mainland Britain, parked the car and walked down the lane to the cliffs. In the hedges were white flowers. At first I thought they were white bluebells, if you know what I mean. But then the smell told me they belonged to the garlic family. You will find me a bit vague about the names of the flowers in coastal Cornwall as they are very different from the flowers in my part of Devon.
Parts of Cornwall have a subtropical climate. Unless there is a particularly hard winter palms and other subtropical species survive well here.It is quite different from the rest of Britain. The seas are a beautiful greeny blue because of the colour of the sand.
Some Sort of Alium or Garlic By the Smell of It
A Close up of Some Thrift
Flowers and Succulents on a Cliff in Cornwall
A Stone Bench for the Weary to Rest
A Pretty White and Pink Flower, Bladderwort Campion
The Bladder Campions in Perspective
A Kidney Vetch in Close Up
The Cliff at Lizard Point, Cornwall
The flower and plant life on the cliff at Lizard point was lush and profuse. We enjoyed ourselves breathing in the sea air and gently strolling on the cliff path discovering plant life quite different from the plants we have at home. Of course, we took photos and here you see the result. It's good to share it with you. There was also a friendly jackdaw whom I managed to capture with my camera.
A Friendly Jackdaw
I Have Written a Poem About the Movement and Sound of the Water Against the Rocks
On the Tuesday
Tuesday we went to Helston in the morning to find a library, where I used the internet to put the day's poem onto the internet. You see I really am addicted and had to have my fix. It was a grey day and in the evening we went to Mullion cove and looked at the harbour and took a few photos. We spent the rest of the evening listening to all the exciting developments surrounding the result of the General Election.
IN THE SHELTER OF THE HARBOUR WALL AT MULLION COVE CORNWALL - Writing a poem for the next day on Squidoo
Mullion Cove, a Typical Little Fishing Village
Looking out Through the Harbour Entrance at Mullion
This took us to Falmouth and it was a very grey day, so there is only one photo. We enjoyed looking at secondhand book shops and I enjoyed looking at clothes shops but didn't buy anything as I have plenty and like to spend my money on computers and the like. We were very fortunate in one respect with our holiday in that the only really heavy rain came that night. It made a lot of noise on the caravan roof but otherwise did not affect us.
The Scene off Falmouth, Cornwall
On the Thursday the weather brightened and we went to Penzance. This is a pleasant town beside the sea. I took advantage of the sunshine to take several photos. In some you can see by the plant life that Penzance is blessed with a mild climate and so sub tropical plants will grow here. We walked around the town and then took a back street towards the sea by which we had parked our car. We walked down these steps, looked at the bridge walked up through the sub tropical plants and looked out over the harbour and saw a young seagull resting.