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"My vicinity affords many good walks, and though I have walked almost every day for so many years, and sometimes for several days together, I have not yet exhausted them. An absoutely new prospect is a great happiness, and I can still get this any afternoon. Two or three hours’ walking will carry me to as strange a country as I expect ever to see. A single farm-house which I had not seen before is sometimes as good as the dominions of the king of Dahomey. There is in fact a sort of harmony discoverable between the capabilities of the landscape within a circle of ten miles’ radius, or the limits of an afternoon walk, and the three-score-years and ten of human life. It will never become quite familiar to you". - Henry David Thoreau

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I would like to tell you I have really appreciated the week we spent together. I thank you for your patience and your support in my english training!

- Marie B, France

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Walking blog: The philosophy of walking

Colours, laughter and 13 is not an unlucky number.

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This week was full of international stories, lots of laughter and practical jokes, slating and all round tomfoolery by all. Turning strangers into great friends takes some doing in such a short space of time. But this is Cornwall and the shared experience; beautiful views and journeys make it so easy. Walkers tend to be giving, open, like-minded creatures. So why am I constantly surprised that all went well?

Another walking week to follow last weeks in tandem with Adventureline. And what do you know? Mist on a Monday, now a regular feature of a walking holiday in Cornwall. Ok ok two weeks in a row, but it has a certain symmetry.

This week there were 13 people so the wonderful Jo Skews joined us and we were a convoy. Roll call of countries included Singapore, China, Australia, Canada, Poland, France, the mighty Lancashire and, how can I, a Millwall supporter, have let this slip through the net, a Charlton supporter on our walking break. Well it was fine and anyway, it will take ages for the authorities to find him.

So Monday being thick mist, I was in description mode “over there if you could see would be King Arthurs castle with dragons flying round” etc etc. We walked through Tehidy Park, tree hugging and yet the mist cleared along the coast for a while once we got close to Portreath. We actually saw the sea and for a while a mile either way.

Once Tuesday came, well it was as though we deliberately had mist on Monday so that the lack of colours had been deliberately borrowed for the next few days to intensify the ordinary and usual hues of the landscape. I don’t think I have seen the sea so aquamarine or blue/green. I know I say this nearly every time but we were in for a treat. The photos will testify to this and you can look back at the Nanjizal Bay, Housel Bay, St Anthony’s Head photos from last year and other walking weeks of 2011. We rounded off our week with a cream tea at the Budock Vean Hotel.

If you haven’t tried a walking holiday or are tempted, then just do it. Martin at Adventureline goes abroad to many countries and whilst he was away in the Dolomites I had the pleasure of taking these friends around. So why not join one of us here in Cornwall or overseas?

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