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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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Blakes Wood

Hello! It has been quite some time since I last made a post, I hope to get back into the swing of things. My camera has been underappreciated lately so Leanne and I found a promising place to visit, Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood.

We¬† had a bit of trouble finding it, sat navs seems to have trouble picking up where a lot of nature reserves/parks are for some reason, maybe it’s just mine! Once finally getting there however the weather and lighting was extremly generous, georgeous lighting coming through the clouds most of the day (even if it did rain slightly from time to time!).

I go walking in parks a lot, but within the first five minutes of being in Blakes Wood we had two water voles run across our path, I have never seen one in the flesh before. Mushrooms were the key subject of the day for me. They are so interesting to photograph, they come in so many different weird shapes and sizes and to me they look other worldy.


All of the photos above show mushrooms growing over this very curious tree. It was completely hollow on the inside, it’s roots made a small circular set of stairs, moss covered the base of it’s trunk and mushrooms grew all over it.


Autumn is a great time for photography in forests, all the leaves change colour and plants and trees start to break down and die off, ready for new growth in the spring.


What post would be complete without some ‘Texture, texture!’.

If you would like these in full rez for any reason send me an email, and I would be more than happy to send them to you, chillcleal@hotmail.co.uk.

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