PERRANUTHNOE is a small village on the South Coast of Cornwall, just East of Marazion, there is a Car Park and sloping access to a safe sandy beach and the beachside Cabin Cafe. It has The Victoria a superb multi award winning pub, which serves super food both lunchtimes & evenings, - a Church dating back as far as 1160. The Lynfield Centre which houses The Cowhouse Gallery, Kernewek Ky, Professional dog grooming The Peppercorn Cafe, a hairdressers and Linen & Clay.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Tuesday - A day out on The Roseland Peninsular

 Just as we were leaving 2 of the 6 Typhoons Jets from 2 (AC) Sqn based out of RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland that have arrived at RNAS Culdrose  for a week's training zoomed overhead - very fast !
 A map to show the route in relation to Falmouth - it's long and tortuous after the King Harry Ferry crossing - not for the faint hearted who don't like having to reverse or stuff your vehicle into the hedges !
 The chain operated King Harry Ferry - a version of which has been there for 500 years - originally a rowing ferry over the Carrick Roads and a "floating Bridge" since 1888 - this latest version is a very eco friendly version  http://www.falriver.co.uk/getting-about/ferries/king-harry-ferry/our-ferry - if you want to take a look.
 For many years large cargo vessels were laid-up in this section
 We then drove along the ever narrower roads to St Anthony Head - a wonderful spot with a super view out over Falmouth Bay
 It  has lots of the old WW1 Battery left standing
 Part of which has been conveniently turned into - yes ! a convenience - which is always a bonus if you are planning to stay for a while
 We took the dogs for a walkies first - this is one of the old WW1 lookouts right on the cliff edge
 Dark clouds out to the West
 A lovely part of the SW Coastal Footpath - and very popular
 We sat on our chairs up here - and although it looks threatening it was in fact really very hot for most of the day
 
 Possibly a Small Heath Butterfly
 Lovely French sailing vessel Gallant heading into Falmouth
 Loved the comparison of the Pilot Cutter Eve of St Mawes which is in fact a modern boat and the only original J Class boat here - the 1933 built Velsheda - although she has been brought back from a derelict hull to this in modern times. She sailed around the bay for a long time as we discovered that the 1st race had not taken place due to lack of wind !
 A modern version but built to the precise design of the J Class Yachts - Ranger

 SAR Sea King from Culdrose taking a video for BBC Spotlight
 I ought to know the name of this one sailing past Pendennis Castle
 Lots of close quarter sailing - but as always, without a radio commentry difficult to know what was going on !

 Meanwhile to the East there was some training for the SAR Sea King and one of the Falmouth Port vessels
 Huge spinnakers out for the run down the bay towards us
 Tilly was more interested in checking out who was walking past - the dark clouds never really passed over us and seemed to move back to the West again
 Noisy little drone that suddenly zoomed off from below us and went a long way out to the racers
 The winner of the race was Lionheart (JH1 - Spinnaker inside out !)
 The lovely Eve of St Mawes heading back in
 I can't really relate the journey back to the King Harry as it might entail lots of naughty language as the narrow roads were full of people who couldn't or wouldn't reverse to a wider spot and therefore it took a long time since we were in a long line of cars. This is the view looking down the Carrick Roads through the glass wall of the Ferry (sorry about the reflections !)
 Looking towards the Oyster beds
 Sunset sky again last night
and some lovely colour  to the SE as well

2 comments:

  1. What an interesting day you had ! Think we might give it a miss in October ! We have both been suffering from this 'tiredness virus' I blame the flu jab ! We visited Falmouth on honeymoon....a long time ago !! and every visit since have been amazed by the changes the re, such wonderful views and history. We have a pair of G.S Woodpeckers visiting ! and so many young robins, two pairs have produced two broods each ! thanks so much for all your efforts.macca

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  2. Jim and I have both been blaming the flu jab as well ! !
    Wish we had Woodpeckers and something a bit more interesting - although it's good to see and hear all the youngsters flying around shouting at each other. The Crowlets are rather like a comedy act as each evening they go to play on the patio table down in the garden - really comical. Sue

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