Thursday, August 21, 2008

21 August 2008 Senner and St Michaels Mount

The weather looked dull, but passable so off we went to Sennen Cove and parked on the harbour car park.quiet at first, it soon became busy as a coach load of German Tourists arrived, they were having a good time, cameras everywhere and much excitement!
Eventually they all disappeared up the hill in the direction of the coast path to Lands End, and their bus drove away empty.
We had a pleasant walk and I photographed the harbour and the capstan house, but then the inevitable rain started, though this didn't spoil it for the people fishing at the end of the harbour breakwater.
Rather than go straight back to the caravan we took the wonderful and quirky coast road of a million bends, dips and hills and eventually ended up at Hayle to enjoy the world's best Cornish pasties, followed by delicious blackberry flapjack with a Yoghurt topping.
Great for the Cholesterol!
Once back at camp we rested and the sun eventually came out.
down to Marazion we went to park on the front and walk the tidal causeway across to St Michael's Mount, and for once it was low tide! I took quite a few pictures on the causeway, and once in the harbour spotted hundreds of yachts coming in at the completion of racing for the afternoon.
PAt discovered to her dismay that she wouldn't be able to walk up to the castle as it was far too steep an rough for someone with Arthritis to tackle,and we realised the tide was coming in by now.
Returning over the causeway the water had reached the edges of the road so there was a little haste indicated if we wanted to keep our feet dry.
We popped up into the village and bought fish and ships which we ate sitting on the sand looking at the beach.
Since the weather and the sea has been rough the normally spotless beach was covered in broken kelp stems, which a JCB was busily collecting to dump into the sea further up the bay.
My last shot of the day was of surfers silhouetted against the distant church in Newlyn.
It has been the best day so far this holiday!

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