Perfect Path on a Goldilocks Day.

by Gethin Thomas March. 09, 2021 295 views

[220-365] 9th. March 2021- We walked a new section of the coast path today from Mill Bay to Garra Rock. It must be twenty years since we last walked it. We decided it was the perfect path on the perfect day.

We are not serious walkers, like those walkers who route march like Marines with an appointment. We are leisure walkers who sit on a bench if someone has been thoughtful enough to provide one on an exposed piece of coastline. It is no mean feat to get a bench here, let alone the tools and materials to implant it in the ground so it would be an insult not to use it. We tried out three different ones where the view required a sit down and a brief contemplate.

It is the perfect path because it offers so much, woods, waves, beaches, rocks, shimmering sea, sailing boats, spring flowers, and birdsong, on a path that rises gradually in stages so that you are never climbing upwards for long before you are levelling off and admiring the view. The views change as you start off inside the estuary at sea level and then follow it out and up to open sea.

It was the perfect day because it was neither hot nor cold, but just Goldilocks right. Bright sunlight dappled through the woods sparkling on the ivy and ferns, and dazzled out in the open, while blinding off the sea. There was the sound of surf on the rocks way below and faint wisps of barbecue drifting up from Sunny Cove where a lone family had set up camp for lunch on the beach enjoying the isolation before the visitors arrive in force in April.

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Chuck Staruch 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Great photos,  #3 reminds me of a song from the 80's "Sailing Away"boat

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Russell Smith 3 months, 2 weeks ago

#6 I love coastal wind swept trees and bushes like this. One thing I miss about coastal southeast well that and the swamps but that is a seperate topic lol. I love goldilocks days. It is another one of those today.

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Gethin Thomas Replied to Russell Smith 3 months, 2 weeks ago

They make you feel the worst of the winter is past.

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Russell Smith Replied to Gethin Thomas 3 months, 2 weeks ago

That is very true and while I love the warm up it plays hell with my pain levels. I am that odd bird that warm humid weather and warm ups effect negatively concerning the pain levels. The bonus is the flowers and life returning after winters nap.

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Gethin Thomas Replied to Russell Smith 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear that. I turn into a human fountain in humid weather, not my favourite.

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