Monday, 8 December 2014

Winter walk at Kynance Cove

                   


At the weekend we made the most of the glorious weather and headed out to a favourite spot. Kynance Cove is a beautiful beach surrounded by the most stunning rocks and pinnacles. 

   

It is much photographed and very popular in the summer with visitors who can enjoy a secluded beach when the tide is out with delicious tea and cakes from a National Trust cafe (just pictured). 



This area is part of the Lizard Peninsula, the most southerly point in Britain. The name has nothing to do with its local wildlife and instead is probably how people misinterpreted the old Cornish name. However, thanks to a combination of unique geology and a mild climate rare and unusual plants and animals thrive here. 

  
The most famous resident is the Chough, a comical looking black bird with a long curved beak. It is a real success story, having died out in the rest of the country but retaining a small, closely guarded population on the cliff edges. It also enjoys views to die for.
  

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It was such an exhilarating walk which had me grinning insanely. Here's a video to show you what I mean, the sharp eyed amongst you may spot a small walk on part from my daughter. It was tricky trying to film and make sure we didn't fall over the edge at the same time!


Hoping you all have a great week ahead, Antonia x



6 comments:

  1. Loving those waves Antonia! Clever of you to manage to get a movie clip on to your blog! Must work on that!!! I can't resist photographing the tide - doesn't matter if it is a huge swell or just tiddly little running waves, it looks wonderful to me! Hope all is well with - greetings from Melbourne! A x

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    1. Thank you, uploading the video was surprisingly easy but it has come out quite small so I'll need to work on that. Looks like you're having a great time 'down under'! Antonia x

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  2. What a beautiful walk on a fantastic day. I enjoy being by the sea out of season and having it all to myself! Sarah x

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    1. The only thing missing from these walks is a dog, and I love your new addition to the family! I often wish there was a 'dog-hire' service where we could choose a trusty mutt to keep us company and distract the kids. Hopefully we'll have one of our own once they are a little bit older so watch this space! Antonia x

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  3. I visited Kynance Cove for the first time in August and was blown away by it's beauty, even though it was absolutely packed with holidaymakers. I'd much rather visit it on a cold, sunny winter's day, when you probably had the place to yourself. A beautiful spot though, whatever the season. x

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    1. It's truly stunning at any time of year, but I guess it goes to show how much you can get out of an 'off-season' visit. Hope you'll be visiting Cornwall again soon! x

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