It was a walk a little out of the ordinary for our group. We started in Devon, took a ferry across the Tamar into Cornwall, where we did a 9 miler around the Rame Peninsular. Briefly, our itinerary was:
* Start at the Devil's Point car park in Stonehouse, Plymouth.
* Breakfast at Elvira's Cafe - the best bacon bap I've had for ages.
* Cremyll to Mount Edgecombe pedestrian ferry across the Tamar.
* Walk along the coast through Mount Edgecombe park and along cliffs to Kingsand.
* Refreshments overlooking Plymouth Sound.
* A steep (and I do mean steep) climb out of Kingsand up to Maker Church.
* Down the other side of the peninsular to Empacombe Quay.
* Back to ferry and across to Devon.
Quite an energetic walk with a couple of challenging steep bits to negotiate. But with such weather and views, what a day to be out and about. Perhaps the following photographs will give a little taster?
|What a place to start a walk! Drake's Island in Plymouth Sound surrounded by sun-sparkling sea.|
|Elvira's Cafe - highly recommended for breakfast. A double whammy - amazingly good and amazingly cheap.|
|Our transport across the Tamar - the Cremyll to Edgecombe ferry. There's been one plying this route for at least a thousand years. Not this boat, of course, it's not as old as that.|
|I like this clock on the Cornish side of the ferry. It reads: 'Dost thou love life? Then do no squander time. Time and tide tarry for none'. It is dated 1885.|
|Some fascinating shapes and shades on this branch of a sloe tree. Lichens and liverworts amongst the flower buds. A good indicator of the purity of the air in this part of the world.|
|Apparently this pair of swans have been nesting on the side of the road by Elvira's for several years. Their nest is protected by a temporary fence. As the notice says, they are sitting on three eggs.|