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Evening race, Troy Class, Fowey. Polruan in background
There was no wind as I motored into the Sound on Wednesday morning.
Occasionally something comes up that you had never dreamed of . . .
Moving away from boats for a moment and on to walking and photography . . .
Before we went away, I had started reading A.L.Rowse’s “A Cornish Childhood”, first published in 1942, a book I bought last month in a second-hand bookshop in Wadebridge. I knew him by reputation and was aware that this is a book every Cornishman should read and I hadn’t yet done so. Now we are back, I have picked it up again.
The purpose of the walk was the walk, a small group of friends following the coast. We were surprised and charmed by the sheer variety of flowers.
This became a photo challenge for me which I took on – with the result that I have learnt that I have a long way to go before I master the art of flower photography. Some of the results appear below – with qualifying notes.
At Mullion Cove, with the wind from the south west, there was an opportunity to photograph swell – or, at least, to attempt to photograph swell. Trying to record waves at sea is nearly always disappointing – the vessel moves in tune with the waves. I have seen some amazing images from the Southern Ocean but they really need to be taken from outside the boat to truly reflect the situation.
Cadgwith is some 70 miles south south west of Steeple Point. If you walked the coast from Steeple Point to here, you would have walked approximately 240 miles.
We walked into Cadgwith from Kennack Sands just to the north – a mere two and a half miles on a Saturday morning with a wind blowing and clouds scudding.
I have been looking at a copy of A Glossary of Cornish Sea-Words, by R.Morton Nance, published by the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies in 1963.
It fell open . . .