Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas in Cornwall - Boxing Day

Helen hails from Cornwall and a good portion of her family still lives there so we regularly visit with family and friends in Cornwall, especially around Christmas time. This year, after a dash down on Christmas Eve and a food and drink laden Christmas Day courtesy of Helen's sister-in-law, we headed out as a group to walk some of the excess off on Boxing Day. Our hosts selected a walk starting at Chapel Porth and taking in St Agnes Beacon. The wind was blowing, whipping up the sea:





Chapel Porth has loos and a cafe and is home to a family of Rock Pipits:



On the walk down from St Agnes Beacon we took in the coastal path, not too 'cliffy', thank you, enjoying the sunlight playing off the water:



Not a very birdy day or location, but I think this one is interesting, I believe it to be a Stonechat of the Siberian race, if correct then this is a very uncommon bird for our country:



The walk was shortish, lasting a little under two-hours but then large clumps of rain cloud were passing close-by so heading home for a hearty soup seemed like an excellent plan!

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