Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday May 20th Cornwall once again!

We were awake at 6 and on the road for 8:05 AM and made surprisingly good time on the 252 miles journey, despite three quite lengthy breaks on the way, arriving at our destination at 2:15 PM.
The car had managed to do a very creditable 30.mpg, and coped easily with the caravan and gear for an extended holiday.
After tea despite being a little tired we couldn't resist a short trip, so drove down into Marazion to park and take a photo of St Michaels Mount.

There was a mist in the bay that rather took the edge off distant views, so we decided a run round the bay might be pleasant and drove through Penzance and Newquay to Mousehole where for a change it was possible to get parked!
This panorama was made from five separate images..

I walked part way down the steps on the Quayside and took this shot, and noticed the wild flowers growing out of the cracks in the stone wall
Here is a close up of them, they are of course some kind of Daisies, but what was impressive about them was first of all how many there were, but also the lovely colours that some of them had on their petals
Pat spotted this amusing piece of nonsense in the case that originally did hold an Mercury filled Barometer, Hygrometer and Thermometer, which by the look of what remained of the wooden case, had been vandalised.
At least this version will be cheap to replace if it happens again!

And on the way back I stopped to take this shot of Newlyn Harbour, which still manages to cling on to it's old tradition of being a fishing village.

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