Days out

Cornwall Cogitation #11, Sunday 17 April–What better way to experience Cornwall than with Cornish friends. Such days-out graced our doings this week. I’d like to think that fellowship with friends, near and far, is, in the words of Rev Suzanne this morning, part of “God doing something about the painful world we’re living in.”

So I leave for another occasion discussion of the distressing news about earthquakes, refugees, politics, the June 23 vote here whether Britain stays in or leaves the European Union, even the upbeat news of the Queen’s 90th birthday this week. I focus on friendship, interaction, getting to know people better, they getting to know us better, sharing as people of God.

A visit to Porthleven

Terry and Ann Trevarrow, who have moved to temporary quarters in a converted barn while they wait for the closing on the bungalow they have purchased, did a day out with us on Wednesday.

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Terry and Ann Trevarrow took us to Porthleven on the English Channel side of Cornwall for lunch and a look-about and then to their temporary home in this converted barn nearby. Brilliant day.
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Porthleven, on the English Channel side of Cornwall. In and out, sometimes in a roar, flows the tide.
Terry checks out the timbers that keep the inner harbour safe from winter gales.
Terry checks out the timbers that keep the inner harbour safe from winter gales.
Marty and Ann look out to sea on the pier at  Porthleven.
Marty and Ann look out to sea on the pier at Porthleven.
Porthleven is home to both small pleasure and fishing vessels.
Porthleven is home to both small pleasure craft and fishing vessels.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A visit to Lanhydrock

Steve and Marilyn Bowden took us to Lanhydrock, a National Trust property near Bodmin Moor. Now preserved as a Victorian house, it was originally a priory attributed to St Hydroc who is said to have come as a missionary from Ireland.

 

A visit to Lamorna

Jack Cockraim and Yvonne Cons took us on a delightful walk around Lamorna, an area west of Penzance where Jack had farmed for 30 years. Jack was a neighbour of Derek and Jeannie Tangye. Derek was the writer of The Minack Chronicles book series.

Jack Cockraim and Yvonne Cons took us along the coastal path from Lamorna to the property where the late Derek and Jennie Tangye made their home, leaving glittering careers in London.
Jack Cockraim and Yvonne Cons took us along the coastal path from Lamorna to the property where the late Derek and Jeannie Tangye made their home, leaving glittering careers in London.
Overlooking the Lamorna harbor.
Overlooking the Lamorna harbor.

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Out to sea, from where storms sent ships up on the rocks.
Out to sea, from where storms sent ships up on the rocks.
A quiet walk, fresh air, greening and blossoming.
A quiet walk, fresh air, greening and blossoming.

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Jack and his family farmed these 100 acres for 30 years. What a privilege to hear his story of, at age 11, being evacuated from London to Cornwall, a city boy learning to milk cows and later becoming a farmer himself.
Jack and his family farmed these 100 acres, Farm Rosemodress, address St Buryan, for 30 years. What a privilege to hear Jack’s story of, at age 11, being evacuated from war-time London to Cornwall, a city boy learning to milk cows and later becoming a farmer himself.
 Across a harvested cauliflower field back to Lamorna.

Across a harvested cauliflower field back to Lamorna.
Farm lane with typical Cornish hedges.
Farm lane with typical Cornish hedges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home again

This view greeted us along Boskerris Road as we approached our self-catering snug late afternoon on Saturday. I’ve added a few more pictures. Thank God for friends and family near and far. Blessings! -John

 

The Atlantic we see on Boskerris Road as we approach Ahoy There!
The Atlantic we see on Boskerris Road as we approach Ahoy There!

A few more pictures from Lanhydrock

Lanhydrock, a Victorian house.
Lanhydrock, a Victorian house and earlier a priory of St Hydroc, an Irish missionary.
Celtic cross; sadly, I forgot how old the guide said it was.
Celtic cross; sadly, I forgot how old the guide said it was.
Marty and Marilyn pass by a rodedendron.
Marty and Marilyn pass by rhododendron “trees.”

 

This bridge has an arch that dates back to the 15th century.
This bridge has an arch that dates back to the 15th century.

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Days out

  1. I say this each time. Being a visual person, I love seeing all the pictures. It is like I am right there. Time is going quickly. See you in May. Kaye

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