A piece of trivia: it is claimed by some who profess to know these things, that Kenneth Grahame made a boat trip with some friends on the very stretch of river we walked along. This became an inspiration for the first chapter of The Wind in the Willows where the Rat and the Mole make a boat trip along the river for a picnic. Maybe it's true as the ambiance of Lerryn Creek certainly matches the mood of the book. It's a hidden gem and repays repeat visits.
Some of the photographs are best clicked and viewed at a larger size to bring out some of the detail.
|This is my favourite shed in all the world. A shed of character. A shed to envy. A shed that features in the book 'The UK's Best Sheds'.|
|Looking back into Lerryn, with the 'shed of sheds' on the right.|
|I like this shot because of all the small ferns lined up in a row on the branch.|
|Looking down the river towards Golant on the far shore. A sky that promises rain in a short while.|
|A pretty ordinary Cornish stile until our resident ancient buildings expert, Richard R, pointed something out to us.|
|Oooh, look: solar powered light sabres. May the Force be with us.|
|On the Universal Mud Scale, today's walk approached the maximum of 10. Even the trousers of my IWC ended up splattered - and that rarely happens.|
|And a couple of minutes after I took this shot, we had a short, sharp shower.|
|A solitary daffodil..............|
|But swathes of snowdrops. There were a constant feature of our walk.|
|A double rainbow over the river at Lerryn. Now that the tide was out, the stepping stones were visible.|
|Looking back down the river as the late-afternoon sun was dropping over the trees.|
|The sign on the right warns drivers that the car park is liable to flooding. I presume the boat is there to rescue people when this happens?|