Friday, 14 July 2017

Magical Cornwall


This was Gwynver beach the other day - having been to the Rosudgeon car boot sale, we felt in need of cooling off a bit, so searched for a dog friendly beach near to Penberth Cove, where I was due to do a walk for the book, and headed for Gwynver.

We parked on the cliffs above Sennen and scrambled down over the dunes, to the coastal footpath, where we saw these amazing, brilliantly coloured emerald beetles.
Any idea what they are?

Then we headed down to the beach for a swim, wishing we'd bought the surfboards. Even so, we had a brilliant time while Moll tried to dig to Australia.

By the time we left the beach, ran back to the van to avoid getting a parking ticket (how quickly those two hours went) and headed back to start our walk, we were eaten alive by some incredibly vicious horseflies and are now covered in bites. So the walk has been postponed till next week.

We sat on the rocks at Porch Nanven as the tide came in, cooled off in the river and then had fish and chips in St Just on the way home. One really magical day when you wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else...

13 comments:

Dc said...

Rose Chafers by the look of it!

Flowerpot said...

Ah thanks DC!

Melissa Marsh said...

I love those emerald beetles! They look quite fascinating.

It sounds like a lovely, wonderful day (except for the horsefly bites!).

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

sounds like an lovey way to soend a day, apart from the horse flies! Nasty things.

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

Oops, meant spend.

Derek Thompson said...

Ooh, gem bugs?

Flowerpot said...

Derek - they certainly look like gem bugs. Is that a real name I wonder?!

Flowerpot said...

Kim - yes it was fabulous!

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - yes horseflies are particularly vicious this year!

ADDY said...

I thought I had previously left a comment - but obviously not. A feeling of deja vue. Fish and chips is the perfect way to end a day in the fresh air by the sea.

Flowerpot said...

I quite agree, Addy!

Chris Stovell said...

Apart from the horse fly bites (and they are horrendous, aren't they?) your day sounds glorious. Nothing comes close to that Cornish blue sky - lovely photos x

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Chris! X