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"Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction". - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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The scenery, flowers and birds, coupled with your wealth of knowledge, really made for a super few days. It was so nice spending time taking it all in, without the need to rush to the next destination. The dynamics of the friendly group merely added to the enjoyment. The week went all too quickly so, who knows, I may return for more! Do thank Ceri for the lovely sandwiches and the chickens for the eggs!

- Maureen N, UK.

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Walking blog: The philosophy of walking

Walking visitors from Germany and an old friend

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Visitors from Germany and a regular walking friend. Working in partnership with the St Michaels Hotel in Falmouth we picked up four delightful people on the Tuesday and added our old mate Terry on Thursday. We had a mixture of weather with the evocative coastal mists on the first morning and breaking clouds and sunshine on the remainder of the other two days.

Talking of friendly folk just look at the sign at the Cadgwith fish seller. Not only will they catch your fish, fillet it and give you a recipe, but they will also help you eat it as long as you don’t ask them to wash up afterwards. Fair do’s.

As mentioned in the last blog Babington’s Leek was in bloom but then again now I am unsure as to whether it is that or a wild leek or German Garlic which would be certainly fitting for this weeks guests. Any confirmation readers (if indeed there are any)?

As for the other walks we got to Frenchmans creek which although made famous through Daphne DuMaurier’s story of a French pirate and bored Cornish rich wife, I prefer and would heartily recommend C C Vyvyan’s book “The Helford River” or indeed “The Old Place”. Part of the dynasty of the Vyvyans with their name intertwined with the Helford and Lizard area, C C Vyvyan is one of those writers who effortlessly describe the scenery by engaging with it, often on all fours, so much more immersed in it than decorum for a lady of the early 20th century would normally dictate. She desires knowledge of and from the landscape, which she derives from being in touch with nature, in a heightened, physical way more than most nature writers, would ever do.

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