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  "How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean." — Arthur C. Clarke

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We really have had a wonderful walking tour. Good times together and enjoying each others company.

– William and Hedy, Singapore

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Walking blog: The philosophy of walking

Walking in Cornwall in August- is it a trick of the light?

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There is an explosion of colour when the sun is out, the gorse and heathers are in full bloom and the sea is that aquamarine, turquoise that gives the place the nickname of the Cornish Riviera. On the walkitcornwall website there are quite a few photos with the vibrant colour mix of sea, heather, gorse and rocks that will be forever burned into my memory. Musically there are soundtracks to ones life. These are the hues of my life.

In our partnership with Adventureline we had another walking group from around the world. Charlene from the USA, Tony from Australia, Barbel and Gisela from Germany and Andrena from the UK. For the first time this year we had rain to begin the week, which lasted for two days. In retrospect it was the only week of walking where this happened. Let me just say that it pays to take the advice of your guide and read the kit list to be prepared for all weathers. Some glorious weather followed for three days and we made good use of it around Padstow, in Penwith and on the Roseland Peninsula. Trevone Bay via Stepper Point to Padstow along the South West Coast Path is one of those walks that is best attempted in good weather.

The vistas are at the mercy of the cloud cover and a grey bay is lifted to another level uplifting ones spirit and soul with just a chink of sunlight. It is truly amazing how perception of a place is so determined by the amount and quality of light. Having been caught in both storms and breezeless sunshine this walks mood making is unparalleled. Today we were blessed.

Sorry folks but forget Lands End! Don’t visit there and think that that is it. The blot on the landscape that is the Lands End Experience is not what you should be searching for to experience if the glory and sheer magnificence of the natural landscape is what you are searching for. A kilometre south is Carn Boel and the vista of Nanjizal Bay to Carn Les Boel. It continues around to Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra, Porth Chapel beach and the Minack theatre at Porthcurno. Undoubtedly in my top three walks in Cornwall.

The Roseland peninsula is popular with the sailing fraternity. I was so much more aware of the small boats coming ashore to the off the beaten track beaches and bays it was quite amusing to see the oceanic car park whilst walking the coast path. There are hardly any cars on the roads but plenty of sea craft close to the packed beaches. And yet there are still pictures of the dots that are the people enjoying the unspoilt bays where one can still experience the solitude within the popular landscape.

 

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