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Thanks again for taking us to such beautiful parts of Cornwall. The journey was really great with you.

- Rose Marie D, Germany


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Lamorna and Mousehole January walk

lamornas river 450 x 600

Aaaaah! A collective sigh for the new year. After all the festivities it is great to get out and about and do what the legs and muscles have been screaming to do. And what weather we have had.

I was in t shirt for this one after a while. Blue sky and 15 degrees C in January. Great! Mud, yes but that is par for the course at this time of the year., Last year it was hard ground following the sub zero temperatures but this year, well what an advertisement for this part of the country.

Gorse was out and smelling of vanilla. The Winter Heliotrope was in flower with its clover like flowers. Unfortunately this Victorian import takes over the roadside verges smothering the natives. And a strange apparition and smell greeted me when I was walking back to Ellie (the VW van). On the Mousehole Newlyn road, three months early was a clump of three cornered leek. Well all around the country there is news of frogspawn, flowering hawthorn and even slow worms at the Wildfowl and Wetland Centre in Barnes London, my old workplace.

Great first proper walk of the year.

mousehole looking east 600 x 450january gorse in full bloom 450 x 600lamorna from carn du 600 x 450

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