Commenting on the first of this week’s Cornwall blog posts, our friend Cathy Alderson had this to say:
“My family are all living down there and our treat is to walk from St Uny church to St Ives, stopping at the Carbis Bay hotel for coffee en route. It’s got us through some horrendous times and should be on the NHS!”
Well, what else could we do in response to such a recommendation but go on Cathy’s walk while we’re still down here.
Not seen that done before.
Other than set the exposure as I take them I’ve done no processing of these photographs. This is the real colour in the Hayle Estuary around mid-day today.
As we walk up and down the wooded hillside the trains pass by somewhere above us.
As we get closer to Carbis Bay we pass some beautiful houses on the hillside.
A perfect and sheltered place to sit.
We work out that the place probably wasn’t built for the likes of us to lounge around in, but is what’s left of a World War II air defence ‘pill box.’ We’re still grateful for it though.
Looking back from where we’re sat Sarah points out where we’ve been.
Having not managed to fix herself up with any kayaking whilst down here.
And yes, I know the two photographs are more or less the same. But it’s so rare you get a good photograph of a robin I couldn’t decide between them.
We don’t stop though as we’ve had lunch back along the path.
And before you say ‘Never mind a Huer’s Lookout’ in that tone of voice, it’s ‘Huer’ as in someone who’s job it is to raise a ‘hue and cry’ over – as you can see – shoals of pilchards. So there.
Definitely good for us, and you’re right Cathy, it should be on prescription from the NHS.
So thanks for the recommendation Cathy. Hope you get to walk from St Uny to St Ives with your family some time soon. It’s wonderful.