Nov 03 2012

With Neil and I


With Neil and I

Walked today with friend Neil. Starting at Portmellon, the coast path took us through Gorran Haven, above Vault Beach, and round the imposing Dodman head. We sat on the point, high above the water, hot pasty each, and eyed the curtains of rain coming in off the sea, the skies above darkening.

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Oct 30 2012

Ice Skating at Eden


Ice Skating at Eden

Been ice skating at Eden with Kit this afternoon .. it’s BACK ON (hoorah, hoorah!) .. and with comfier-than-usual boots. £6 per 40 minute session. Half term dodgems today, with a packed lunch-time rink, but I’m sure it’ll quieten down when all the kids are back to school. Tempted to take some lessons this year .. it would be great to be able to stop! Also .. cheap passes for locals (£7.50/year or £12.50 for 2 years) from 4th November till just before Christmas. Make a date to SKATE.

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Oct 25 2012

Thanks Ruth!


Thanks Ruth!

‘One continues a long walk not by an effort of will, but through fidelity.’ (‘In praise of Walking’, Clark, 1988)

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Oct 17 2012

Organic Turkeys, Ahoy!


Organic Turkeys, Ahoy!

Contacted by ITV and Dick Strawbridge’s Hungry Sailors .. coming aboard the South Torfrey ark to interview our organic turkeys. More TV coverage – that’s nice!

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Oct 06 2012

All eyes on the Gribben


All eyes on the Gribben

Saturday 6th October: Have arranged to meet Debbie and Sally today for the Fowey leg of the walk. And what a great day for it: summer has returned! So, will meet them at 9.30 in Mevagissey ..

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Oct 05 2012

The hardest day so far.


The hardest day so far.

Friday 5th October: Went with Jayne to catch the St Mawes Ferry via the Cinnamon Cafe to say a quick hello to Jo. A bit daunted by the prospect of a 20 mile walk, starting at 10.15 and with a poor weather forecast (plus my right leg is now playing up too – very hobbly until I get ‘warmed’ up and in my stride). Sent off with a packed lunch and a wave from the quayside. Second Place ferry from St Mawes skippered by a chatty young man with a penchant for expensive wellies (NOT in a weird way) ..

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Oct 04 2012

… and onto Falmouth


… and onto Falmouth

Thursday 4th October: I LOVE THE 5 PILCHARDS, really I do!

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Oct 03 2012

Rescued by 5 Pilchards


Rescued by 5 Pilchards

Got blown into the side of my left boot yesterday .. strong side winds .. with the result, a bruised sore tendon and a bit of a limp. I can appreciate how Pip must have felt now. Still, will soldier on.

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Oct 02 2012

The Cliff of Hell defeated


The Cliff of Hell defeated

Tuesday 2nd October: Woke to pack a wet tent. Later, on the cliffs, was asked by a walking couple whether I was in the forces .. haha, doggedly stomping the coast path with an impressive sack on my back – it’s no wonder not many people dare talk to me

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Oct 01 2012

Ephinany …


Ephinany …

Monday 1st October: Clare woke in the early hours – ‘Ruth, I need to ask you something’ awkward silence ‘you know the keys that I saw in the side pocket of my car door? Tell me they’re NOT your car keys …’

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