Saturday, 13 February 2016

A sunny February day

Our first sunny day for a while and it coincided very nicely with two short riverside walks along the Lynher and the Tamar. Wouldn't it be wonderful if it was like this for a while? But I wouldn't put any bets on it
Sometimes the view is so good that you've just got to get out of the car and take it all in. This is looking down the Tamar towards Saltash, Devonport and Plymouth, all underneath the early morning mists.
At the starting point of a short walk I lead under the 'Walking for Health' umbrella. One and half miles along the River Lynher from New Bridge in Callington. Look, a blue sky. No rain and no wind. Strange but pleasant.
In the afternoon of the same day, my IWC and I walked the mile and a half along the river from Calstock to Cotehele and back, stopping at the halfway point for refreshments at the tea shop on Cotehele Quay. The photograph shows Calstock Viaduct with the Cotehele Folly Tower under one arch in the distance. Those with keen eyes might be able to make out the roof of Cotehele House under the last but one arch on the left.
If I had a boat, I'd definitely want to do business with the Calstock Boatyard.
Maiden Hair Ferns lining the walls of the lime kilns at Cotehele Quay.
The viaduct in the afternoon sun from the highpoint of the riverside track.
The viaduct from the Cornwall bank looking upstream. It's amazing to think that all the blocks used in building the viaduct were all made on-site on the right bank, just under the structure.

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