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(III) Cornwall Adventure – Gweek Seals

We visited the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in the small town of Gweek. Usually I don’t like zoos but this is a sanctuary where they keep seals that either can’t fend for themselves or are nursing injured seals back to health to release them at a later date. They are an amusing and curious bunch to watch!

Seal 2
Seal 3
Seal Pose
Im not sure what this one was doing. It was standing upright with it’s nose sticking out. Maybe catching what little rays of sun there were.
Upward Seal
Sea Lion Nose
Sea Lion & Leanne
3 Penguins
Otters
Bridge & Water
We passed these chimney stacks on the way to our barn. We decided to go back and find them since they looked unusual in the middle of fields.
Chimney Stack
Chimney Stack 2
There were fields and fields of daffodils a two minute drive from where we were staying.

Daffs 2
Daffs 3
Leanne & I
Again taking inspiration from Leanne’s Eric photos, Totoro was out and about exploring.
Totoro Water
Totoro Forest
Double Swans
When we first spotted these from our window Leanne thought they were small sailing boats from a distance!
Swan Boat
Can you spot our temporary home at the Lower Pentire Barn from across the River Loe. This shot shows how remote the barn was.
Overview

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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!
Boots
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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