Friday, 30 December 2016

The Boxing Day Walk

What better place for the traditional Boxing Day walk than a beautiful Cornish beach?  The day dawned bright and sunny, the sea was a magnificent deep blue and there was just enough breeze to form miniature breakers on the beach.
However - because I wasn't mobile, I wasn't able to experience this for myself, so I have borrowed these lovely photos from Charles Winpenny, whose Cornwall Cam website can be found here -

Perran Beach

Chapel Rock, just off Perranporth Beach. 

 The site of the 1920's Ponsmere Hotel, now intended for houses and apartments

 The popular Watering Hole on Perranporth Beach

 Both beach and hillside paths were busy.

 Late afternoon and a low sun

Please do look at for more beautiful photos of Cornwall.


  1. Someday, I will actually travel to Cornwall and see these beautiful views in person. Until then, it's grand to connect with several blogging folks who do live there and to learn so much about the area.

    Also, I'm currently reading John le Carre's memoir The Pigeon Tunnel, and he writes a bit about his Cornish home, mixed in with lots of global intrigues.

    A very Happy New Year to you! xo

    1. Oh I might have to look for that book - thanks for the tip. I believe he is fighting for his privacy at the moment, because the farmer who sold the land and barns to him originally, now wants to build a cattle barn and a farmhouse quite close to Mr Le Carre's secluded home. I hope he wins - privacy is precious.
      Happy New Year to you, Frances. x

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  2. I'm not from an area where one could or would want to walk on a beach in late December. Quite jealous I am.

  3. We COULD walk on the beach on Boxing Day, but we would need a lot of layers of clothing :) You live in a beautiful place! Happy New Year!

  4. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photographs ...
    I could almost smell the sea air!

    Good wishes for 2017

    All the best Jan

  5. Thank you, Jan - same to you for 2017. I can't wait until I'm back to full fitness and am able to drive again. First stop will be a favourite beach! Next target will be to increase the walking and get even fitter . . . so I can perhaps find another furry companion to accompany me everywhere. Looking forward hopefully to 2017.

  6. Hi i found your blog whilst blog hoping this evening, i shall follow with interest, i miss a good winter walk along the beach, moving back to the Isle Of Wight in the next 4yrs so we will get plenty of beach walks then but for now i shall enjoy the pictures
    Sammie xx

    1. Welcome to my blog, Sammie Skint (love that name!) As you can see, I had to 'borrow' these lovely photos from another blog, due to being more or less housebound at present, but I'm looking forward to next month when hopefully I'll be able to drive again and take my camera out and about. I hope you have the patience to stay with me for more 'Ramblings' but please do read some older posts for a taste of my life here in Cornwall.

  7. wow!!!
    these photos are magnificent .
    deep breath along the beautiful beach what else one needs to relax .
    truly spiritual experience !
    wishing you a Happy new year friend!

    1. Welcome to you, Baili - I'm glad you found my blog and thank you for your comments. Happy New Year to you, too and I hope 2017 will be a good year for us all. For myself, I just wish to get out and about again when I've fully recovered from my recent surgery - also to find a new doggy companion to make those walks worthwhile and to provide inspiration for my blog.


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