May 10 2013

Words and Music .. it’s the Fowey Festival!


Words and Music .. it’s the Fowey Festival!

The Fowey Festival has begun! Excited about seeing the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Seann Walsh and Josh Widdicombe, and Jolanda Brown. Lots more besides .. I’m pacing myself!

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May 01 2013

Unite and Unite ..


Unite and Unite ..

Unite and unite, and let us all unite For summer is a-comin’ today. And whither we are going we all will unite, In the merry morning of May. A particularly beautiful day for Padstow’s Obby Oss. The town alive with the sound drums and accordions, crowded with locals dressed in their May Day whites and their blue and red neckerchiefs. Warmed by the summer sun, this celebration lifts the heart as well as the pint jar! Walked the 26 mile Saint’s Way path from Fowey to Padstow for another year. To welcome the summer, have a few pints of Doom Bar and to play a part in the pagan festivities. The youngest member of our team preferred to wear his Vans rather than walking boots and ended up blistered and barefoot for some of the journey. Until we ‘borrowed’ a pair of over-sized trainers from a farmhouse in Blable. By strange coincidence the very kind man who donated his shoes turned out to be our chef in the Quarryman’s Arms and cooked our evening meal. Howzat?!

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Apr 30 2013

Poetry for Motion


Poetry for Motion

To the summer! And our annual walk to Padstow tomorrow. A poem to put us on the path.

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Apr 21 2013

Dolphin in Fowey Harbour!


Dolphin in Fowey Harbour!

Finbar is back! The Bottlenose dolphin with the tattered dorsal fin .. who loves to play alongside the Boddinick ferry and was today having fun with the life boat. I was lucky to see him from my kayak, having been on a litter pick this morning along the shore of Pont Pill, opposite Fowey. He’s quite the celebrity!

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Jan 21 2013

Summer days at Polkerris


Summer days at Polkerris

Remembering hot days spent at Polkerris beach; sitting on the sand watching kids jumping off the harbour wall at high tide. Even I had a go. Kayaks and wind surfers, hot pizzas and fresh seafood from Sams, a cool pint from the Rashleigh .. Ahhh, it’ll come round again soon!

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Jan 21 2013

A favorite circular walk


A favorite circular walk

A great Sunday stroll: starting from Lerryn village green, across the river (jumping the stepping stones at low tide), through farmland towards the small waterside village of St Winnow with its beautiful 15th century church perched above the water. Then looping back, along the shore, join the woodland path on the return to Lerryn and a warm welcome at the Ship Inn. A great way to spend 2 hours, with or without dogs. This time of year wear waterproof boots – the mud is glorious!

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