Saturday, 4 April 2009

Being a local tourist

This was a walk we did a couple of weeks ago on a saturday afternoon.
Our trip took us from home at St Columb Major to st Mawgan a 6 mile round trip, we decided to walk on road as the way through the woods would have been rather muddy, not such a pretty route but still well worth it.
The route is quite hilly at points so you really work your leg muscles. You take for granted sometimes where you live and not really go to the places close to home, we made it to St Mawgan not many people about nice and peacefull, this old chap with camera in hand advised us that the church was well worth a visit so we popped in, nearly got locked in as the door was very stiff slight panic thinking we may have to spend the night LOL spent some time there walking around the grounds very relaxing.
St Mawgan has won the best kept village in cornwall for two years running it is very pretty. Stopped for our chocolate bar and a drink then proceeded to make our way back home seeing all the wildlife on our travels the baby lambs were adorable i stopped there for ages just watching them play about. We stopped at our lacal farm shop on the way to pick up some fresh eggs they were delicious i made scrambled egg with smoked salmon for lunch when we arrived home, my little treat for doing the walk. Being a local tourist for few hours was really good especially seeing the church.

The fruits of our labour fresh eggs

Tony had to carry them all the way home!!

View of our local church at st Columb walking back home you see the church from every angle as you walk

"what shall we get up to next then?"

"Oh i think we should go and play over there" "but mum said no"

"com on then you want a fight"

Our farmer has a sense of humour, can you see
the welington boots stuck upside done in the ground! Click on to enlarge!

Taken in St Mawgan this stream runs
all the way from St columb Major

Taken in the churchyard in St Mawgan, quite strange ,
a little eerie i think!

St Mawgan in pydar church

"anyone for dinner then" they were all
tucking in to their lunch as we walked past


Learn to find joy in the simple things, the quiet things and the things which are free


Tricia said...

What a lovely walk :D And to be able to buy fresh eggs like that is something that is sadly lacking further north and nearer London.

It's often good to be a tourist at a place very close to home; it reminds you of what's there.

Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon - you always manage to make my mouth water with your meals J. :D

avalon said...

Tricia: I must admit cooking is a passion of mine find it quite relaxing.
My new walking boots are certainly getting some use!!!

Pete said...

pity about the bald so and so in the first photo, spoils an otherwise nice photo

and your cooking is a passion of mine :D

Jan said...

Love the scenery, remember it so well. Are you sure about the farmer with the sense of humour???? ;)

avalon said...

Jan: Yes about the farmer he actually stops to talk to, which is unusaul i know. Glad you remember cornwall.
Pete: He did carry my eggs for me so will let him off! Glad you have a passion fo the cooking have to think of what to do next time!!

nanny p said...

what a lovely walk I live in fraddon about 4 miles from st columb and my daughter lives in st columb you see so much more when out walking rather than in a car . nanny p

oldcrow61 said...

I love the picture of the boots in the ground. What a fun idea! You're right, we tend to forget what we have around us and tend to go further afield.

avalon said...

Thanks nanny p glad you stopped by to comment hope you return soon.

OC: The wellies did make us chuckle , and i did enjoy the scenery that we take for granted