Apr 18 2014

It’s a Dog’s Life at South Torfrey


It’s a Dog’s Life at South Torfrey

Family dogs, large or small, are very welcome at South Torfrey Farm. No worries about finding a kennel. Instead, bring them along to enjoy a week or two walking the coast path, swimming in the sea .. chasing seagulls ..

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Feb 10 2013

Walking the Dog – Morvah to St Ives


Walking the Dog – Morvah to St Ives

Another day walking the Cornish path with Pip, Ruth and Clare. Filling in the bit sadly missed last October when I exchanged leg power for a ride on an open topped bus – a necessary trip as a result of breaking the dog.

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Nov 26 2012

… and Finally to Cremyll


… and Finally to Cremyll

Leaving Downderry for Cremyll on Monday morning, we walked with eyes on Rame Head all the way. The three of us set out in drizzle (lost the path immediately and found ourselves aimlessly wandering along the beach), but as the hours passed the weather got brighter, until we were walking in T-shirts.

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Nov 25 2012

To Downderry ..


To Downderry ..

Neither Ruth nor Clare slept well last night .. visions of subsiding paths, us slipping down cliffs and into the sea. In the face of being ‘irresponsible’, ‘insane’, or bluntly ‘bloody mad’ .. we left the farm at 9am, heading east.

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Nov 24 2012

Final Two Legs of Cornish Coast Path


Final Two Legs of Cornish Coast Path

Not put off by this ridiculous weather, I’m up for continuing the coast path to Downderry tomorrow (Sunday), finishing at Cremyll Monday evening. Accompanied by my two intrepid friends (Ruth and Clare, my Land’s End companions). Perfect to hold both ends of the rope should we need to attempt a river crossing! Waterproofs packed, pasty money in belt, shorts cleaned and ironed. Setting off at 8.30am from the farm. Will report back with photo evidence on my return. The walk above Lantic Bay is always worth a trip across the Fowey, lunch in Polperro, a well earned pint in Looe .. and a cosy room at the Inn on the Shore at Downderry. No camping this time. Perfect.

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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 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 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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