It's the first week of the Easter holiday so traffic is much heavier than usual and Cornwall's beaches and beauty spots can be very busy.
I craved somewhere quiet and peaceful where I could wander, quieten my mind and hopefully calm my thoughts. This pretty lane, very close to home, felt like it would lead to just the right place.
And sure enough . . . .
Pentiddy is privately owned, but the woodland is open to the public. It has an air of calm, enhanced by the birdsong, trees and wildflowers.
I love this gateway to the burial ground.
I didn't go in there today, though of course it is also open to the public; a grave was being quietly prepared and I felt it more respectful to walk through the woodland.
It's a 'natural' burial ground, so coffins are made of biodegradable material, bodies are not embalmed or cremated so that everything is returned to the earth in as natural a way as possible. There are no memorials or markers of any kind so that the whole site becomes a memorial.
Halfway round, a handy place to rest awhile and enjoy the sunshine.
or to go exploring, with one eye on me!
Lovely blossoms - I think maybe this is a cherry tree?
Apart from one man and his dog who were just leaving as I arrived, I saw no-one else in the hour or so that I spent in these lovely surroundings.
Let's go home, Benji.