Dwight Peck's personal Web site

Winter 2005-2006

Short breaks from poring over the newspapers as the Bushies implode



Devon and Cornwall in the springtime

Whenever things start to pile up and get on top of you, it's time to take some time off and go to Cornwall.

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

Botallack to the Levant Mines on the Southwest Coast Path, 22 April 2006

Botallack Head -- we're out for just a short walk today, as aging knees are cutting off most discussion of near-term hiking plans, so we're off for some sightseeing in the afternoon. We're just on our way over to the Levant Mine now, with views of the Pendeen lighthouse.

Kristin on another path to nowhere

Watching for Atlantic grey seals. Wearing "hiking sandals", that let the feet breathe.

The Crowns near Botallack

Pendeen lighthouse in the distance, and the Levant Mine just over the next hill

Lovely surf. As the tide comes in and goes out, you can watch the very varied effects of the white foamy sort of water across the rocks. It would be very easy not to move on. The "Natural Arch" is not quite visible at the onshore end of those rocks, but it will be four photos down from here.

The Levant engine house, a National Trust property.

Walking back towards Botallack, Kristin is doing some exploring where aging knees fear to tread.

The aging knees made the right decision, but here's Kristin working her way back up onto something walkable.

That's the Natural Arch mentioned four captions back.

Some more of the National Trust old mining works as we draw an end to our perambulations for the day.

Back to Botallack Manor and off for some sightseeing in the region on the wrong side of the road.

Pubcrawling in Devon and
Cornwall, 2006


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