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.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Saturday

 Fancy piece of machinery cutting back the hedges on the parking field
 Looking lovely over there towards Lamorna, but we were heading off a bit further West - to Porthgwarra as we have no changeover today and Saturday is the best day to go as since Poldark it's far too busy any other day
 It was lunchtime by the time we arrived so we shared a pasty and Tilly just had to watch us eat it !
 Off we went
We had hoped that some of the Heather would still be flowering and although much of it was past its best it was still looking good 




Only the third Peacock butterfly I've seen so far this Summer 
Spotted this threatening cloud coming right at us - and we got totally soaked through to the skin - fortunately it wasn't too cold and we knew that as soon as it was past the sun would dry us off 
Super Stonchat 
Dogs still very wet, but didn't seem at all bothered 
Longships lighthouse - with the NW wind catching the water beyond 
My favourite spot - we've sat and had a coffee just watching the water here 
Everything was looking so wonderful today 
Was struck by how time passes and things change - a few years ago it was Wooster on the lead as was to fast and furious to be near these high cliffs - now it is Tilly as she is getting rather unpredictable, but can still move rather to quickly for us
I'm quite sure that this is the cow that chased us a few years ago when she had a calf - and she had one today
 Still quite small, but fortunately all the cattle moved away
Super Kestrel stooping down and out of sight 
Looking down to Porth Loe & up to Gwennap Head 

Looking back down towards Porthgwarra 
Porth Loe with the wonderful rock formations 
Cargo boat passing Wolf Rock Lighthouse 

We went back to the cafe to tea and cake - sadly they have a Wasp problem - they seemed to go for the cream teas so they put a spoon of jam to lure them away from those trying to eat - it worked !  We had the Coffee and Walnut cake and it was scrummy !
Marine Discovery's Shearwater II passing as we set off again 
Looking down into the cove - now famous after appearing in Poldark 
Looking down into the cove as we climb up  to walk to Gwennap Head
Super colours in the water today 
From the top we got a slightly better view of The Isles of Scilly 
The NCI Station (National Coastwatch Institution) Keeping an eye on all shipping out there
Just a few of the hundreds of Gannets we saw today flying low over the water 

Looking over the clifftops to the Lands End Hotel and Visitor Centre 
Two super boats came round Lands End 
Walking back down towards the Car Park 
We were hoping to get a closer look at the two boats so found a good vantage point high above the cove 
Very friendly Seal 
relaxed   
Just lolling around 
There they are passing the Runnel Stone Buoy
Not long after we were treated to Scillonian III heading back to Penzance 
Nice end to the day

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely start to Sunday morning, Cornwall at it's best,almost felt we were there (I wish ! )loved that walk almost like being the last people on earth,when you don't see anyone else enroute !The Scillonian looked packed...no need to sit inside on a day like that.Thank you Sue much appreciated.macca.

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    1. It was gorgeous - apart from the torrential rain and hail for about 10 minutes - comically we only dried out on the sunny side, so had one wet leg and one dry leg. Dogs were very brave as we were out in the middle of nowhere. It was really windy but we didn't think it was cold but some did. Still a day to remember - we don't go out as much as we should. Sue

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  2. Just catching up, so enjoyed the photo's of your walk to Porthgwarra, the heather still looks so beautiful, Thank you, and may you enjoy many many more walks around your beautiful area, we look forward to viewing your photo's so much.

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    1. Many thanks - it was a treat, don't seem to get out much - always seem to be too busy. Sue

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