We spent a magical few days at the start of the month in Cornwall. We had a few showers, but managed to be out walking when it was at it's glorious, sunny best. On our last day we decided to drive down to The Lizard and take a circular walk to Kynance Cove, along the coast path.
Most people choose to visit the cove at low tide, to take advantage of the exposed golden sands, but we had to drive back to Southampton so were limited on our time. These are the sights we saw...
The white building on the right hand side is a little beach café. The tide had dropped just enough for us to dodge the waves, scrambling over the rocky beach to reward ourselves with a cold drink before heading back towards The Lizard.
When I went to Peru our guide told us of an Incan tradition of building a stone tower in places of importance. The last time I visited Kynance Cove was with my Dad so it felt right to leave a little something for him. The idea is that the tower helps make the distance between the earth and the upper world less, encouraging spirit sightings. In Peru seeing a condor was thought to be a representation of an Upper Deity, while we didn't see a condor we did watch a kestrel hunting on the cliff edge as we walked along.
We finished our walk with a special pasty, eaten on a park bench watching the clouds turn grey.
I don't know if it's the good food, great company or just the cleanest of sea air, but whenever I visit my home county I always leave refreshed, re-charged and re-centred.