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Perranporth Beach 2017-09-19 We couldn't come to Cornwall and not give Scooby an outing on Perranporth Beach - probably his favouritist in the world! So up fairly early to catch the low tide. Scooby a happy but tired hound.
Sennen, Gwynver and Nanquidno 2017-09-16 Another "lets look at the map and start walking" walk. Back via Gwynver Beach - one of Scooby's top 10 beaches in the world. Unfortunately, it was nearly high tide so not much beack for Scooby this time.
Looe 2017-09-12 A walk from Bay View Farm campsite down to Looe, on to Hannafore Point and then opposite St Georges Island
Saunton Sands and Burrows 2017-09-23 Scooby's final beach walk of the holiday. Along the seemingly endless Saunton Sands at low tide. Then back inland to the east of the Burrows before finally cutting across the Burrows to give Scooby a final bit of of beach action before an ice cream at Saunton Sands.
Lamorna Cove and Tater-du Light 2017-09-15 The coast path from Lamorna Cove was marked as a bit "iffy" so we made our own route inland and then joining back with the main coastal path. Past the gloriously named Tater-du lighthouse. Unfortunately, the path we'd spotted on the map to come back via had a big PRIVATE sign on it so we ended up doing an "out and back" walk.
The Lizard and Cadgwith 2017-09-13 From Henrys Place campsite at the Lizard (not our favourite of the holiday) long the cliff tops to Cadgwith and then back inland. Made a change to our more usual walks towards Kynance Cove.
Gwithian Towans 2017-09-17 From Gwithian FRam Campsite, a short walk along Gwithian Towans Beach. As the tide was coming in, we came back along the cliff top. Another top beach according to Scooby.
Hartland Quay 2017-09-20 A short walk to dinner from Stoke Barton Campsite on Hartland Point. Hartland Point is a scary place if you think about sailing near it in the wind or fog and the granite "teeth" of the rocks only enhance this. The Hartland Quay Hotel was a really nice pub doing good food.
Woolacombe and Putsborough 2017-09-22 Scooby wouldnt have been happy if we'd come to north Devon and not given him a run along Woolacombe Beach at low tide. In a fairly wet and windy two week holiday, this was the only walk where we actually got soaked by the rain. However, we dried out a bit in the cafe at Putsborough and then the walk back in the wind meant that we were dry by the time we got back to the camper van on Marine Drive. The photos include a couple from North Morte campsite looking at the sunset over Lundy Island.
Porthcurno and Porthgwarra 2017-09-14 From Treen Campsite (one of our favourites), a mixture of clifftops and a little inland to Porthgwarra. Back past the Minack Theatre.
Godrevy and Hells Mouth 2017-09-18 From Gwithian Farm campsite, past Godrevy Beach and on past Godrevy Lighthouse. Then on past an inaccessible cove where about 15-20 seals were resting, Then on to the rather splendidly named Hells Mouth where the lonely Hells Mouth Cafe did a great cappuccino.
Perranporth 2018-09-12 No trip to the south west would be complete for Scooby hound without a trip to Perranporth and Woolcombe beaches. So we "did" Perranporth on the Wednesday...
Perranporth 2015-09-15 Scooby's second favourite beach in the whole world. We walked 5 miles - he probably ran somewhere between 15 and 20 miles. Scooby now crashed out asleep!
Scooby at Perranporth 2014-09-10 After putting up with three days of canoeing, Scooby gets some recompense with a walk along Perranporth beach. We walked 5 miles - he probably ran 15 miles.
Mortehoe 2018-09-15 Another one of Liz's favourite walks. From North Morte campsite down to Lee and then up and down the rather strenuous coast path round to Mortehoe Point. The coast path coming up to Morte Point is genuinely scary for someone like me with just a hint of vertigo. Still - survived again!
Morthoe and north Devon coast 2012-09-04 A stomp around the North Devon coast on the only misty day of our stay at North Morte campsite
Warkworth 2016-09-09 Stayed at a lovely campsite just outside Warkworth - Walkmill Campsite - recommended. Walked into Warkworth and had a look at the outside of the castle - my do English Heritage know how to charge! Then tried a couple of the pubs in town. The GPS looks as though it went a little crazy while we were in The Sun in Walkworth - that's understandable as the decor is really something. Not sure how to describe it - maybe a mix between Camelot and your favourite local. Still - surprisingly - a big "thumbs up" from us due to its friendly staff and the (huge) size and quality of our dinner!
Flushing and Mylor 2015-09-16 A circular route to Flushing and back via Mylor Harbour
Manacles, mines & Roskilly's ice cream farm 2014-09-13 A walk round part of the Lizard peninsula taking in views of the Manacles rocks, old quarries / mines and then, best of all, on to the farm that makes Roskilly's ice cream! Some steep up and downy bits along the way.
Mylor Bridge to the Pandora 2014-09-06 Lovely dinner at the Pandora Inn - first of the holiday. The 1 in 4 hill on the way back was a bit of an ask when full of Cornish Ratler and Gurnard (or Guiness and Mackerel in Lizzie's case)
Woolacombe Beach 2018-09-16 Last day of our holiday and a quick walk along Woolacombe Beach - Scooby hound would not have been pleased if we'd left without giving him a run along the beach. Met Cathy and Mark S at Putsborough - we were sitting having an ice cream and they were just finishing their first surfing session of the day.
Cheswick Beach 2016-09-09 On the advice of Scott C from work, we took the back roads to find Cheswick Beach. Another top Northumbrian beach according to Scooby hound. The beach was pretty much deserted. May be that was due to the warning signs about unexploded ordnance and areas of quicksand? We took the view that that was just the locals trying to keep the grockles from their favourite beach (is grockle the correct term up north?). Anyway - we didn't explode or sink but maybe we turned round slightly earlier than we would normally have!
Dinner at The Pandora 2015-09-22 Lovely fish pie dinner at the "Pan". After a nine mile walk earlier in the day, the drag back up the hill from The Pandora after dinner was just what Lizzie wanted!
Lynmouth to Watersmeet 2012-09-06 A walk up the valley gorge from Lymouth to Watersmeet. Very like the Teign Valley from Dogmarsh Bridge to Fingle Glenn except bigger. Much bigger. Path detailed in the guide book didnt seem to exist.
Berwick On Tweed 2016-09-08 A quick walk round Berwick on Tweed - the last English town before heading into Scotland. Probably didn't do it justice but saw some of the town walls that Elizabeth I spent so much on!
Trebah Gardens 2014-09-15 Liz did plants. Scooby and I did reading and digging holes on the beach (maybe not in that order).
Demense Farm In Bellingham 2016-09-10 Heading west, we were back just below Hardrians Wall at Demense Farm campsite in Bellingham. A campsite on another working farm, Lizzie may object to me mentioning that she complained about the cow mooing overnight.
Aidan's fall on Hadrian's Wall 2016-09-04 A march along some of the best bits of Hadrians Wall. Sheltered behind the wall from a sudden rain/hail shower and felt very "Roman Centurion" like. Didn't feel quite so Centurion like when I slipped coming down one steep part of the wall and bounced badly on my side buggering up my back for much of the holiday! Stunning walk though. Then on to Vindolanda.
Helston, The Loe and Porthleven 2015-09-22 From Helston to Porthleven via The Loe (the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall held in by Loe Bar) and the Penrose Estate. Porthleven nice but Liz noticed that 4 out of every 5 houses is a holiday let. Liz enraptured with the Salty Caramel ice cream. Porthleven is, apparently, the most southerly port in the UK.
The Lizard and Kynance Cove 2015-09-14 Thought it it be nice to see the most southerly point in Engalnd in a force eight gale. Walking along a cliff top into a 40 knot wind with a less than bright hound on the lead turned out to be hard work! Glad it was a short walk.
Looe beach to Malpas 2014-09-16 A canoe trip from Loe beack up pass Trellisick and King Harry Ferry on to just past Malpas (on the way to Truro). It was a bit windy - force 5 ish - so we didn't go all the way to Truro although we'd got up very early on a holiday day to catch the tide.
Rosemullion Head 2018-09-05 A new take on another of Liz's favourite walks - to Rosemullion Head (between the Fal and the Helford). Scooby allowed us to just sit a read for a hour or so while watching the strange floaty things out to sea). Then back via Mawnan Smith with the walk extended a bit as Scooby couldn't be trusted to cross a field full of cows - even on a lead!
Rhossilli and Llangennith beach 2016-09-16 In a holiday of stunning beaches, this was probably the best. Or was that Llanddwyn Bay? I don't know but this was a sure fire entry into Scooby's all time top five set of beaches. Or probably even higher.
Conniston, Wray and Windemere 2016-09-12 Via Kirkstone Pass and Connistone Water and then on to Windemere. An NT campsite on the shores on Lake Windemere. A lovely campsite and a walk along Windemere and back past Wray Castle
Walkworth to Amble 2016-09-10 As Scooby had seen the signs to the beach when we were in Walkworth the previous day, we had to come back to try the beach out. Unfortunately, as we were heading on later in the day, it meant that we had to be on the beach before low tide. To be fair, Scooby didn't complain too much but the "tennis ball bounciness" was below par compared to the rest of the holiday. Walked as far as Amble looking for a breakfast egg & chips but reluctant to swim across the harbour just for a second breakfast.
Dunbar and Belhaven 2016-09-08 Up to Scotland and to Dunbar. Found a good campsite and Belhaven Bay just to the west of Dunbar. The campsite backed on to Belhaven Bay - another excellent beach walk (not shown on the GPS track) for Scooby - his first Scottish one! Watched a group of Scots getting married on the "Bridge to Nowhere" at Belhaven Bay. Then an evening cliff top walk into Belhaven, past the harbour and then on to The Volunteer for a smoked haddock and mashed potato dinner.
Hadrians Wall Campsite 2016-09-04 A comspite near Hadrians Wall - the middle bit!
Portloe and the Roseland Heritage Coast 2015-09-24 A rather long and rather hard walk (for us) as the last walk of our summer hols. From Carne Beach on the south side of the Roseland peninsula, along the coast to Portloe and back via Veryan and Treworlas beach. Longer than the guide book said and some steep hills! Not too scary on the cliff tops. 320 meters of vertical elevation apparently - no wonder we were knackered at the end!
Hayle Towans and The Bucket Of Blood 2015-09-17 Scooby's beach holiday continues! In theory there are five separate beaches from Hayle (there are certainly five separate lifguard stations) but at low tide they all blend into one seemingly endless beach. Scooby chased the ball from one end to the other. The Bucket Of Blood is the name of a pub in Phillack, Hayle - we didn't stop there but the name makes a good title for the walk.
Pandora anniversary dinner 2015-09-12 Sixteenth anniversary dinner at the Pandora Inn on the Fal. Only a day late but it was raining yesterday. Lovely food and the Rattler was good too. Sod of a hill on the way "home" when full of food and drink.
Sunday morning breakfast at Mylor 2014-09-14 A walk along Mylor Creek to Mylor Harbour for breakfast. Sat on the beach and watched some boats getting surprised by how windy it was.
Mylor to Flushing 2014-09-07 Mylor Harbour round to Flushing and then back up Mylor Creek. Top paddle! Very slight swell from SE winds when going along the shore before turning into the the Falmouth shelter.
St Anthonys Head 2018-09-04 On to Trewince camp site and one of Liz's favourite walks - around St Anthonys Head. Stunning views - some of the early photos could be of the Mediterranean. After going past the light house at the end of St Anthony's Head the walk is then along the eas
Kennexstone Camping 2016-09-15 Down from Anglesey to the Gower Peninsula in south Wales. Kennexstone Camping was a lovely spot on the south west side of the Gower. The camp site and the Gower were so nice we slowed down a bit a stayed for three days,
Skyside Campsite 2016-09-11 No doggie walk here but an absolutely stunning setting for our anniversary dinner outside a pub in the Lake District. I thought the Lake District was about, er, lakes. This campsite was surrounded by crags and pikes and, let's be honest, mountains. A stunning setting. Now known as Skyfall to Lizzie and Aidan (rather than the slightly more prosaic Skyside).
North Lees Campsite 2016-09-03 An over night stop in the peak district - near Kinder Scout - on the way up north. First injury to my back falling over pushing a stalled motor home out of a rut.
Flushing and Mylor 2014-09-18 A round trip from Mylor Bridge to Flushing and then back via Mylor Harbour. Very nice lunch at the cafe at Mylor harbour.
Godrevy and Hells Mouth Cafe 2018-09-10 Met up with Ruth and Derek H for a revisit of the walk past Godrevy Lighthouse and on to Hells Mouth Cafe. Lots of seals in the cover just past Godrevy Lighthouse - they are the blurry black blob things in the photos.
Blackthorn Farm 2016-09-14 On to Blackthorn Farm campsite. A nice spot just outside Holyhead,
Kielder Observatory 2016-09-11 Into Kielder Forest and up from Kielder village to Kielder Observatory. Stunning view - but not of the observatory which unsurprisingly looked at little like a wooden box from the outside during the day time,
Seahouses to Bamburgh 2016-09-05 First walk along the Northumbrian coast. From just north of Seahouses along to just south of Bamburgh. The Northumberland beaches are just as stunning as expected. Scooby very impressed if this was to be the quality of the beaches for the next two weeks.
More creeks and kingfishers 2015-09-20 A paddle round the creeks of the Helford. More kingfishers today - in Frenchman's Creek. Lunch at Merthen Quay and then back via Polwheveral and Porthnavas creeks
Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay 2014-09-17 Actually the GPS track is just of Mawgan Porth but most of Scooby's walk was at Watergate Bay which is one bay to the west of here and quite a bit bigger. Good crab soup at the Beach Hut at Watergate Bay.
Anniversary dinner at the Pandora Inn 2014-09-11 After the 6.5 miles yomp round St Anthony Head, another mile and half to the Pandora Inn for our anniversary dinner. Fifteen years married, 21 years together and 30 years since we met. Less for murder as they say (and Liz never reads this blog - I think)!
Mylor harbour for breakfast 2014-09-06 From Mylor Bridge to Mylor Harbour and on past Restronguet Sailing Club
Rock, Padstow and Stepper Point 2018-09-13 Staying at the rather nice (but rather expensive) campsite directly overlooking Polzeath beach, we drove down to Rock and caught the ferry over to Padstow. Padstow was heaving with tourists as expected (even on a Thursday in the middle of September). We then walked on past the famous Doom Bar and on to Stepper Point (on the west side of the entrance to the Camel Estuary). Then back along the sands of the Doom bar at low water to give Scooby hound a run.
Helford River 2018-09-06 A short walk down to one of our favourite canoeing spots on the Helford - without a canoe this time. This is where Scooby previously learnt to swim just for the fun of it so Liz was keen to take him back for another paddle.
Lligwy beach and Moelfre 2016-09-13 On to an Anglesey and the rather excellent Lligwy Beach. Scooby happy that the "beach quotient" picking up again. Then along the cliff top to the pub in Moelfre and back again. The campsite we were staying at was good with a gate right on to the beach. However, the rules and regulations were a little OTT Actually, we'd recommend the place but they do themselves no favours with their rules and regs so we went on looking for the more liberal parts of Anglesey (well - one can live in hope).
Alnwick 2016-09-10 A short walk around Alnwick, Again, we were too tight to pay the entrance fee for the castle. Mainly we wanted to see "Barter Books" - the second hand book shop in the old train station. An excellent, excellent shop. Long may they flourish after Starbucks, Next and all the others have fallen out of fashion and had a quick bankcruptcy. One can but hope - I could have spent hours in the place!
Pendeen and Portheras Cove 2018-09-09 A new walk to Pendeen Lighthouse and the stunning Porteras Cove which we'd not been to before. Took a wrong turn down to the "Boat Cove" and then took a little while to figure out how to actually get to Portheras Cove (it's via a path high above the cove and then down to the beach on the eastern end).
Polkerris Beach 2018-09-02 Stayed at Penhale camp site near Fowey. A short walk to Polkerris Beach where we knew that dogs were banned but didn't know that the ice cream shop would shut up shop at half four - outrageous!
Llanddwyn Bay and Island 2016-09-14 The stunning Lllanddwyn Bay on Anglesey at low tide. . A heatwave hit (for one day) and we went along Lllanddwyn Bay with the mountains on Snowdonia in the misty background. On this day, with the heatwave, it was as good as any beach either Liz or I had wandered along anywhere in the world. And it was on Anglesey! Skipping on past most of Ynys LLanddwyn island (dog ban until end of September) we wandered on a little to the next huge bay. Wow!
Mylor Harbour to Trelissick 2014-09-09 From Mylor Harbour to Trelissick and back via Looe Beach. Tried teaching Scooby to swim at Looe Beach but he was too much of a wuss - even for strawberry ice cream.
Logan Rock and Penberth Cove 2018-09-07 On to one of our favourite campsites - Treen (just near the Minack Theatre and Lands End). Photos are from the "nature ramble" that Liz went on - organised by the Treen pirate. Photos of Scooby at Penberth Cove are by Liz as the nature ramble also went that way.
Dunstanburgh Castle and Craster 2016-09-07 Another day, another Northumberland beach for Scooby. A great walk along to the evocative ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and then the excellent beaches at Embleton Bay. Back via Craster where the famous smoked fish shop / restaurant was advertising an interesting take on Cullen Skink soup. Unfortunately, they were shut at the time...
Lindisfarne - Holy Island 2016-09-06 A walk around the island of Lindisfarne. The journey there was as expected with the road being a causeway accessible at low tide. Once there though, any thoughts of peaceful contemplation etc were blown away by the huge crowds. Skipping swiftly on past the priory and the castle (not least because we'd forgotten our NT cards), we yomped on to the north of the island which was much more pleasing. Scooby's second Northumberland beach well up to scratch apparently.
St Anthonys Head 2015-09-12 Liz's second favourite walk. Around St Anthony's Head on the east side of the Fal Estuary. Scooby enjoyed himself immensely but had to be reduced to "two paw drive" when passing a herd of cows on the cliff edge,
St Anthony Head hound walk 2014-09-11 Too windy for canoeing (F5/6 from the east) so a yomp with the hound around St Anthony Head. Top walk with just about the right amount of up and downiness.
Fowey to Megavissey 2018-09-03 A walk down into Fowey and then a ferry from Fowey to Megavissey. On the trip into Fowey the ferry had spotted a large whale and porpoises but no such luck on our trip. From Megavissey, we walked round to Portmellon. The 26 miles wasn't all dog walking - it includes the return ferry distance!
Gwenapp Head 2018-09-08 Another new take on a favourite walk. From Treen, via St Levans, Porthgwarra and on to Gwenapp Head (just along from Lands End and happily not touched by the awful tat at Lands End). We could see the rain showers getting blown in from the Atlantic - but as they were mostly horizontal it was possible to keep mostly dry by sheltering behind lumps of granite.
Prawle Point and The Pigs Nose Pub 2018-09-01 Down to Prawle Point - the most southerly point in Devon and a headland well known to sailors! Pint at the Pigs Nose pub.
Three Cliffs Bay 2016-09-17 The last of the beaches on Scooby's "Tour Of Britain's Best Beaches". After 1650 miles and 16 days and ten beaches, our final beach was was at Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower. Not quite all to ourselves and there were several thousand people doing a 14 mile walk for Macmillan Nursing.
Quick paddle round Cawsand/Kingsand bay 2015-09-25 The forecast offshore north to north west turned out to be almost a southerly so there some small waves as we headed off from Cawsand to Fort Picklecombe. So we turned round and went a little way towards Penlee Point. A very short paddle overall but it broke up the drive home at the end of our summer holidays.
Malpas and St Clement 2015-09-21 A shortish walk round Malpas and St Clement. Found a good canoe launching slipway just south of Truro at Sunny Corner Quay. Seafood platter for lunch at The Heron in Malpas was good.
Rosemullion Head and Mawnan 2015-09-18 Round Rosemullion Head and back via Mawnan Smith. Lovely walk but the plan was slightly spoilt as the midges on the Head put paid to the idea of reading there for a couple of hours.
Breakfast at Mylor 2015-09-13 Walk with wife and hound to Mylor for some breakfast. Then along to watch the kids from Restronguet Sailing Club playing "how many times can you capsize a Mirror" in the F5ish winds
The Helford and Frenchman's Creek 2014-09-08 From Helford Passage via Frenchman's Creek up into Mawgan Creek towards the top of the Helford Estuary. A little windy on the way back meant plenty of exercise!
Creeks and kingfishers 2015-09-19 First canoe trip of the 2015 summer holiday. From Mylor harbour, a little way up Restronguet creek up past the Pandora Inn, on to Looe Beach and then back via Mylor Creek. Had a kingfisher with us for quite a way up Mylor creek.
St Agnes and Wheal Coates 2018-09-11 On to Beacon Farm Cottage camp site and the only day of the two weeks that was really lost to the weather. As soon as we got to the campsite and sat down to admire the view, the fog and mizzle came in with a vengeance. So we only did a short walk to the Wheal Cotes mine - very atmospheric perched on the cliff side and appearing out the gloom. The photos of fog and mist may not be the most exciting if you weren't there...
Sunny Corner Quay and the Tresillian River 2015-09-23 From the small Sunny Corner Quay on the edge of Truro round to the Tresillian River on the Fal Estuary. Not too far today as there was a keen wind to be paddled against on the way back down the Tresillian.
2017 miles cycled in 2017 2017-12-02 This track reaches my target of cycling 2017 miles in 2017! Was meant to be a gentle ride to Lutzys for lunch but a torn wall on the side of Liz's tyre meant that we had to abandon and get a new tyre. Then into Exeter Quay a little later reaching the 2017 mile mark somewhere near the Turf Locks.
Treloan, Portscatho and Gerrans 2017-03-18 First time away in the camper van in 2017. Staying at Treloan campsite on the Roseland peninsula. A short walk along the coastpath to Portscatho and then back inland via Gerrans.
SYC to Brixham 2017-05-26 Down from SYC on the Exe to Brixham ahead of the channel crossing to St Peter Port on Guernsey.
Boscastle and Valency Valley 2017-03-20 It was meant to be a short walk out of Boscastle and up the Valency Valley. A slight navigational inexactitude meant that we ended up coming back down the rather steep Valency Valley on the opposite side to where the car was parked! So we trugged along the valley floor until we came to some stepping stones across the river. However, it had been raining quite hard so they were partially under fast flowing water - only Scooby was up for the crossing there. So we ended up climbing back up the rather steep valley and then all the way back to the end of the Valency Valley. Doh! So - yes - the GPS track does show us going round twice.
Tintagel and Trebarwith 2017-03-21 From Tintagel, a mixed field and cliff top walk to Trebarwith cove. Back via Tintagel Castle - without paying the £8 English Heritage wanted! Not quite as muddy as the previous day at Boscastle. At lot of probably mis-remembered memories of the last time I was at Tintagel - just over 30 years ago in my old Dodge ambulance with a group of friends. Was even rainier back then.
St Peter Port to SYC 2017-06-04 A very fast sail back from St Peter Port, Guernsey to SYC on the Exe. For most of the way the wind was quite strong - maybe a force 5 - but was on the port rear quarter. This meant that most of the sail was done with just a small amount of reefing and lots of sailing down the following waves. Long and tiring - but fun! The speed meant that we were unexpectedly back at the Exe before low water so we were able to sneak in and be back on the mooring at SYC just before it got dark.
Brixham to St Peter Port 2017-05-27 After a delay of 12 hours waiting for the weather to improve a little, we set off at lunchtime for the channel crossing to St Peter Port. The wind was a fair bit stronger than forecast making the first part of the journey much harder work than expected. A decision was reached (as the wind started to ease a little) not to abandon and return to Brixham. This turned out to be a good call as the wind continued to drop. The TSS crossing at night - with no moon - was eerie. We had to stop at one point to allow about 5 boats to pass ahead while allowing one to pass behind. The completely dark night (no moon) made this TSS crossing very different to previous night crossings. Also the tide was very strong - as can be seen from most of the track across the TSS where we end up being taken down much of the TSS while still maintaining a boat aspect at right angles to the traffic!. The last part of the crossing was under motor arriving at St Peter Port just at first light (with an easy trip down the Little Russel).
Perranporth in the mist 2013-09-21 A shortish walk along part of Pennaporth beach in the gloopy mist. Scooby, of course, played sticky stick the whole way.
St Peter Port to St Helier 2017-05-30 A lovely sail from St Peter Port on Guernsey across to St Helier on Jersey. Ideal winds and weather.
Fowey to Polruan 2012-11-28 From Fowey to Polruan on the Hall Walk. Across the upper car ferry and back on the lower foot ferry
St Helier to St Quay Portrieux 2017-05-31 After a light wind start, a lovely sail down from St Helier, Jersey to St Quay Portrieux on the Brittany coast. Sailed under cruising chute for most of the way. St Quay has the huge advantage of being an "all tide" port (i.e. no need to wait for there to be enough water over a marina cill).
Short doggie walk at Seaton 2012-11-29 After the stomps of the last few days a short doggie walk at Seaton. Not short for Scooby as he chased the ball all over the low tide beach. Photos of the holiday home Liz used to stay in as a kid at Downderry
St Quay to Ile De Brehat 2017-06-02 Up from St Quay-Portreaux to Ile de Brehat. The Ile de Brehat is a small island on a rocky shore. Somewhat similar to Sark (no cars and a very small population like Sark but no cliffs).
Polperro to Talland and back 2012-11-30 A round trip from Polperro to Talland. Out along the coast path and back in land a bit. The hill out of Talland is a bit of a bxxxxr if you are old fat and unfit. No problem for me then...
Fort Picklecombe to Cawsand 2012-11-25 Wet. Very wet. Amazingly managed to avoid the rain on this walk to one of the 2 pubs in CawsandKingsand that hadnt been flooded overnight. Excellent fish soup at the Rising Sun.
Another day, another drift 2015-04-06 Bank holiday Monday promised a little more wind. There was some for about 20 minutes. Then Liz paddled us back.
Ile de Brehat to St Peter Port 2017-06-03 After getting up an hour too early (confusing French and English first light times!!!), we sailed from Ile de Brehat for St Peter Port on Guernsey. The sail around the north east corner of the Ile de Brehat was notable for two things. First, we hit some fairly strong overfalls. It was neaps and a middling wind so we weren't expecting much. Given how lumpy it was, this is one to avoid at Springs. Secondly, Peter S caught a bunch of weed and plastic around his prop while going through the overfalls. Peter was able to sail on OK and got enough motor back to be able to motor into St Peter Port later. The rest of the sail was lovely - under cruising chute for a large part of the journey.
St Mawes to St Just In Roseland 2017-03-19 A circular walk round part of the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. From St Mawes up along the estuary to the old churchyard at St Just In Roseland. Then back inland to St Mawes. Stopped at Pineapple bay - at least that's what the sign there called it!
Moonlit walk to dinner 2014-01-13 A round trip from Fort Pickelcombe to the Devonport Inn. Along the cliff path in the moon light. Romantic and muddy in about equal measures. The Devonport was as good as old times. Good food, nice wine, friendly..
Flushing to Mylor 2013-09-15 A Scooby walk from Flushing to Mylor for an expensive coffee! Returned just as the first rains for the predicted storm started to arrive.
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