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(II) Cornwall Adventure – Local Walk

A view of our temporary home at the Lower Pentire Barn from across the River Loe.

Lower Pentire Barn
Our colourful boots ready for adventuring!
Leanne kitted out for a great photo session.
Leanne Kitted Out
Off to the far right is where we were staying. We went for a long local walk to see what was around on. I am standing on the ‘Loe Bar’ which seperates the river Loe (which I am looking at) and the English Channel.

River Loe
This is the other side of the Loe Bar. There was this one smooth flat rock on the entire beach which Leanne took advantage of!
Leanne Beach
Sadly I got too close to the waves trying to get a good photo. A few frames on and the water fooled me with a double wave and went over and inside my boots, not the most comfortable thing to happen mid adventure on a cold day!
The English Channel Sea
I decided to bring my Totoro with me, taking inspiration from Leanne’s Eric adventures.
Totoro Cliff Edge
To the left is the river Loe, the middle the Loe Bar which seperates the Loe from the English Channel on the right. It is unusual to see two lots of water one on either side of land, at least I think it is! The Loe Bar’s terrain is a curious mix of grass and sand.
River Loe & English Channel
Continuing further around the river Loe.
Reeds in the River Loe
Tree roots normally grow below the ground, this tree must be rebelling in its teenage years!
Tree Roots
One of my favourite parts of the holiday was the fire we had. We had filled my car boot with wood so that we could use it every night and we ended up burning through all of it. We hardly turned the tv on, much more interesting to sit and watch the fire dance. Being a converted barn and an old style one at that with cold stone floors it felt amazing to have a roaring fire burning through the nights.
Fire 1
Fire 2
Fire 3
Fire 4

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Around a month ago Leanne and I acquired an allotment space, in which the weeds were taller than me the whole way over the plot! With a pair of loppers and secateurs (and many holes and thorns in us) we cleared the whole space!

With firework night on Monday we thought it would be a good way to have a bonfire and get rid of all the allotment waste. With the odds stacked against us….the pile of garden debris was practically swimming in a pool of water. Tom and I being ‘the men’, obviously had to provide heat for my lovely lady, Leanne (see her photos of the ‘bonfire’ here) as the temperature had dropped to zero degrees.

Armed with a pack of dry kindling and firelighters we set to work, no matter how hard we tried we couldn’t get it going properly (even beating our chests wildly didn’t work!?). After focusing all the heat under a wooden pallete, thinking if we can dry that out and get that to take we would be laughing, though (see the photo at the bottom) we made it white hot in one spot it still didn’t want to play nice and we had to admit defeat ­čśŽ

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