Botallack former tin mine.
Botallack, made world famous through Graham Winston’s books of Poldark, was the venue for today’s day trip. I heard and saw Choughs or Palores as they are known in Cornish. Very distinctive in their call and awesome red beaks and legs make them easy to recognise. Fluttering amongst thrifts
and butterflies. it was a clear day and I could see to the Isles of Scilly across the Atlantic from Botallack’s coastline. Wandering around the rocky mounds there were flowering Sheep’s Bits too.
The horizon looked magical with the dark blue seas, pale blue skies with fluffy white clouds and a tinge of purple haze.
One of those days where it’s simply great to be alive and wonder at nature. Grass pollen are high in all this though.
In several areas around the boating lake of Wherrytown there are wild flowers in full bloom. They have been planted to help our decreasing numbers of insects. Quite apart from looking splendidly colourful, they appear to be doing a great job! My mad dog loves catching anything that buzzes in his mouth and shake it dizzy. Does Your dog do that too? Nature would be less plentiful and varied without our insects.
On Cornish roads.
With very reasonable weather, we have had a large increase in visitors to Cornwall. Foreign number plates are here as well as rented vehicles by flying visitors. Schools in the UK are yet to finish for summer holidays. We love sharing our beautiful Cornwall with You All. Looking around at our sandy beaches, coast path, neolithic remains, scenic gardens and grand houses – what’s not to love.
Cornish narrow roads is not everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to driving. If You would rather sit back and take in the marvels of Kernow whilst being chauffeured – contact us! Email with details of what You want to see, do and experience and when You are here. If You are already here and want more urgent assistance – call +44 7772 777545. If you get our ansaphone we are no doubt out with clients. Please leave Your name, number and a short message and we will get back to You.
But for now – HAVE A SUPER TIME wherever You are.
ALVAJOAN of CORNWALL.