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8th May 2019 – Cornwall

 

 

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The 200 mile journey through Somerset, Devon and Cornwall to St Ives, where we are spending a short holiday, passes through some beautiful lush countryside and wasn’t particularly spoilt by the regular periods of torrential rain that we encountered en route.

Having seen the weather forecast we didn’t really expect to have much opportunity for nature photos but we are able to stop briefly at the Hayle Estuary where we saw whimbrel, curlew and little egrets;  later in the afternoon we got out for a walk around St Ives when it brightened up a little. There we were particularly pleased to catch sight of a pair of gannets.

The flora here is certainly different from what I saw in our local park yesterday.

DSC00565Whimbrel

DSC00598Curlew

DSC00680Little egret

DSC00712Gannet

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