My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

St Michael's Mount and Gweek Seal Sanctuary

I wasn't sure whether to join the organised outing with the coach today or be independent.  However, after a fairly sleepless night I decided the coach option would be better.

And I was very glad I chose that; we were scheduled to drive to Helston with, hopefully, 'views' of St Michael's mount.  However, the causeway was open and we had a very willing coach drive so we stopped there for a couple of hours; certainly long enough to walk to the Mount and have some time there.

Walking along the causeway to the Mount


whilst walking saw 3 Little Egrets and a couple of Oystercatchers..












Time permitting I would have walked all the way up to the castle on the top... so a good reason to go back when I'm independent

























I was well back on the mainland by 12.30 when the tide was scheduled to come in.. the causeway then disappears under the incoming tide.  Some people got very wet feet having left it a bit late!!

 A final view..

and then on to the Seal Sanctuary .. I visited there about 19 years ago when my daughter & grandson lived nearby... not much has changed but some improvements made..



Lovely views of the river though..





Was glad I went otherwise I would have missed out on St Michael's Mount ... somewhere I've always wanted to visit.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

St Marys Gardens, St Mawes and Trelissick Gardens

Went for my usual early morning walk .. today with Ponders.. wanted to locate St Marys Gardens....





Which I did.. a small area but beautifully planted












Later on back to the hotel for the coach which was taking us to the dock at Falmouth

A memorial on the quayside..



and off we went on the St Mawes Ferry  the Cornish Flag

and as we got nearer St Mawes, there was St Mawes Castle.. again another King Henry VIII Fort..




Having alighted, I walked with a fellow holiday maker, up to St Mawes Castle - through the very pretty streets ...





St Mawes Castle..












My new friend and I sat an had an ice cream and were kept company by this Robin

I then wandered back through the town ..









Finally time to go back to the coach.. Fido and Frank liked the view... Ponders, regrettably had accidentally been left behind in room



and from there after a 20 minute delay while we waited for 2 missing passengers... who were waiting in the wrong place, we set off for Trelissick Gardens

First stop a cuppa and a fruit scone..



































This is one of the National Trust holiday 'cottages' for rent!!




Beautiful day and some very pretty scenery and lovely gardens
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