Saturday, 21 November 2015

More Coastal Path Walking from St.Ives

The coastal path from St.Ives to Zennor is rugged, exciting and wild; the path in the other direction, towards Carbis Bay and beyond is tamer and almost suburban, although undulating and fascinating in its way. I loved the isolation of the Zennor trip; the estuary at Lelant is frustrating, it's a long way round Hayle to get onto the coastal path again, so I came back by the side road at Lelant Church,  I don't really know why I'm downplaying it though, I loved the walk, and like any walk, there's always so much to see.
We had a lovely clear view of St.Ives from Porthminster Point after just a few minutes walking
 And then further along the small coastal road came across great garden enthusiasts who had planted masses of Agapanthus at the front of their garden: the seed heads look fabulous in profile don't they?

 They'd also planted lots of these tall flowering plants which grow so well in Cornwall
 and had an amazingly lush covered tropical area. I wonder if they open their garden to visitors in the summer?
 Further along the path we arrived at Carbis Bay where there's quite a lot of work going on to either remove or renovate the beach huts. You can just see at the front of the photo all that's left of them are the breeze block pillars between each one.
 Below looking back on Carbis Bay which is a gorgeous beach.
 From Carbis Bay, we walked to Lelant and came across this wayside cross on the way back to St.Ives by road
There's a better photo of it and more information here :https://www.facebook.com/RosevolkFestival/posts/1671746349728281
Isn't it amazing what you see when wandering about?

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