Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Altarnun

I’m anxiously scanning the forecast to see when I can do the next walk…… whereas Madam is just rearranging her profile...

As I write, there is a steady and persistent drizzle that has now turned into a deluge, but for most of April the weather was beautifully sunny, so I’m hoping that once the much needed rain has gone through, we will resume the cheerier weather.

I’ve been able to get several walks done for the Daphne du Maurier book, which has been lovely - in particular a walk at Tywardreath a month ago, with Deb and Rich. I’d originally done this walk years ago on a freezing, March day and what a difference, doing it in spring sunshine! We ended up at the New Inn at Tywardreath where we met a geocaching friend of Rich’s who told us some fascinating historical facts about the area.

Last weekend I did a review up at Doublebois where we explored the area - not one I know at all - which provides some fascinating and diverse walking. On the Sunday we headed up to Altarnun to do a walk for the book and were blessed with sunny skies by the time we got there, and did the entire walk in shorts and t shirts.
Even better, I went into the church at the end of the walk and found a brass plaque dedicated to one John Kittow who had donated the pulpit in the church, apparently.

6 comments:

ADDY said...

We have had a lot of grey with very little sun on this side of the country but also very little rain. The soil is rock hard and needs it desperately. The last few days the heavens have obliged and we have had a bit of rain but not enough to soak the soil.

Chris Stovell said...

We've gone from blue skies but no warmth to heavy rain. Glad you were finally able to walk and how interesting to find a Kittow along the way! xx

Flowerpot said...

Think the heavy rain seems prevalent! Will pop over and see your news now X

Flowerpot said...

Addy - we've had non stop deluging - nearly - since Monday afternoon so everything is very soggy now!

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

Lovely photo's as ever. Madam's new profile shot is just dandy, she is just so photogenic, isn't she? Glad you've managed to get out and about.
We've had wall to wall rain most of the week, also a WW11 bomb right next to Spaghetti Junction, which has altogether made Birmingham a rotten place to be this week.It's been impossible to go anywhere. My bedding plants need snorkels to survive and I keep expecting to see a row of ducks sailing past the kitchen window

Flowerpot said...

Kim - what a week you've had! Am still laughing over your poor bedding plants and snorkels!!! X