Thursday, 31 October 2013

Porth Quinn to Port Isaac

Up early to walk between Porth Quinn and Port Isaac before the rain arrived (Still waiting as it gets dark!) Rocky spent the walk trying to chase birds - be it: gannets over the sea; jackdaws and ravens on the cliffs; gulls on ploughed fields- hence he was on the lead a lot. An up and down walk and very muddy. Lots of parasol mushrooms and horse mushrooms in the fields on the way back through the fields.
Back home via the supermarket for garlic and butter - for the mushrooms, and then a great surf. High tide, so rather chaotic and short rides, but plenty of doubles and triples casting you high up on the beach. Also managed to collect Corsican pine cones - for Greenhill craft fare next weekend ...and find some ceps.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Bedruthan Steps

A lovely walk from Porthcothan to Bedruthan for Steve, Molly and Rocky while Tom and I sketched. Remarkably warm and sunny first thing although the day deteriorated.

A good surf and then in to Padstow for a damp wander round - even saw Mr Stein walking down the street!

Tom enjoyed carving a pumpkin - looks like primitive St Ives style to me.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Surfing Harlyn Bay!

What a super day - early walk to Trevone and back. Rocky enjoyed his bounce with various dogs on Harlyn beach before walking to Trevone.
Rocky is one of the two blobs in the center of the pic!
Lovely old zig-zag walls and good to see new ones being built too- quite spectacular.
Then a great surf (the water's very warm) with friends before another walk around Trevose Headland. Saw four swallows too!

Monday, 28 October 2013

The day the sea turned white!

A day of wave watching, first a quick nip down to Bedruthan, but the sea was completely in, so off to Newquay.
Vicious squalls for most of the day but super light as a result. Fistral beach was spectacular but the red flag was flying so no one in the water.

Then back home and a walk around Trevose and on to Constantine - particularly vindictive squalls but great light again.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

One Man and his Dog

We obviously have a fan!

Rocky is finally asleep!

...and finally, the dog: after chasing seagulls; foam from the waves; endless dogs: scoffing our pasty crusts: barking at the flags on Trevose golf course and general charging around asleep!

Trevose Head - storm on the way!

What an exhilarating day! An early walk around Trevose Head - the eastern side by Padstow lifeboat station was really quite calm, with lovely aquamarine sea and golden pink sands.
A different matter when we turned the corner round Dinas Head, the Bull (rock) was spectacular!
Constantine was a sea of white foam -  Rocky amused everyone by chasing lumps of foam as they were blown inland. Back to Padstow for a pasty and then St Merryn to hire Tom a wet suit before a rather extreme surf. The sea was so big that the front of the surf board was thrust down into the sand and you tended to be flung over the top! Good fun (I think!) though.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Harlyn Bay

A straightforward journey down to Cornwall - dry all the way and manged a good walk between Rock and Polzeath. Rocky certainly had the most fabulous time - vast stretches of sand with many, many dogs, all of which wanted to run or play! Waves not building yet, but the indigo skies, sunshine and rising wind hint at what is about to arrive!