Phone booths – blast from the past?
Phone booths are still maintained and in use around small coves in Cornwall. Even today we cannot get signals for mobile / call phones into these areas so old-fashioned communication devices live on.
Many have been decommissioned and now find themselves full of books or converted to shelters. Possibly a cheaper option than having them removed. This particular phone booth is situated in Porthgwarra and a gem!
Next to the telephone is another bright red item – a letter box. Just think! So much functionality without ‘modern’ electricity in one spot. As I wandered around this picturesque cove with just a hand-full of houses I gazed at the seals playing in the waves.
Deciding that I could do with stretching my legs, I set off for the Coastguard Watch at Gwennap Head. Scenic views over the Celtic Sea greeted me as soon as I got atop of the hill. Breezier up here, but warm and sunny. Rambling on towards Porthgwarra I followed the Coast Path past rocky outcrops lining the coast. Swell from the tides and weather were pounding the shoreline. I have linked to photos on our FB page from the walk. Nearing Porthgwarra cove, I found butterflies still fluttering about having fun.
The small tortoiseshell butterfly has some wonderful wing decorations. This was joined by a red admiral.
I’d say the wildlife and nature is stunning around here and certainly the highlight of my route-march today!
Mounts Bay in October 2019.
On a Sunday afternoon, I took our red kelpi Booma for a walk along the coast between Newlyn and Mousehole. Sun shone and there was just a hint of a breeze.
If I got too far behind, I got the glare: Come on then! from his lordship. Nearby along the coast I saw cormorants diving for fish. They seemed unafraid of our presence. Then I turned around and had a good gaze:
It was stunning! Little white fluffy clouds in a blue sky. Reflections in the blue waters of Mounts Bay below. St Michael’s Mount in the distance and rocky shoreline beside us. A moment for reflection. Another flowering season has passed and left are dried seeds and stalks …
I am already looking forward to next spring!
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