Thursday, September 21, 2006

Cornwall Holiday – Day Three

We headed for Marazion and St Michaels Mount first thing but the sea mist was so thick we turned around and headed back to Helston (where we were staying) and then set out on a walk around Loe Pool and on to Porthleven. The mist stayed close and at one point you couldn't see across Loe Pool at all, even from the bank. The owl that was hooting on the far bank added to the eerie feeling. Porthleven was a very pleasant place to stop for a cup of tea and we even enjoyed a brief moment of sunshine!

This juvenile Herring Gull was begging from the tops of cars, so clearly someone had been feeding him recently:

We got the bus back from the top of Porthleven to Helston and then jumped back in the car and headed to Stithians reservoir, which is supposedly a nature reserve. This place was a shambles with accesses closed, the nature reserve looks like it has been resolutely ignored for years with only the watersports folk up the lake getting their half of the bargain. We did venture into one of the hides and spotted a pair of juvenile Common Buzzards wandering around on the ground, which frankly is very unusual behaviour. This one got close enough to snap:

We left Stithians very disappointed and headed back to Portreath for a cup of tea, this is the rock in the middle of the bay, which was looking dramatic I felt :)


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