Monday, 11 May 2009
This weekend was just lovely with a walk yesterday afternoon down through the woods to the place Dave takes the littles (and sometimes the bigs too) camping: Tremayne Quay. This wonderful place is situated on the Lizard peninsula, an area of Cornwall which has a magic of its own with hidden villages, leafy lanes and the most amazing beaches. And of course, it is bluebell time, so everywhere was covered with carpets of blue.
We set off through the gate and made our way at a very brisk pace down the track. Isabella never walks anywhere, but hurtles along at the most precarious rate ever, hence our need to keep up with her.
All the way down through the woods we could hear or see the river keeping us company, its calm waters glittering through the branches
and sometimes glimpsing the tree-lined bank on the opposite side. The river widens the closer to the quay you get, but always, always you are surrounded by that sensual perfume of bluebells.
Gorgeous, dainty, wonderful bluebells.
Past the beautiful boathouse built of granite and slate, and so pretty against the backdrop of trees.
Finally down to the quay itself. You can camp either here on in the woods for free and it is rarely busy as it can only be reached by either walking the long track through the woods carrying all your equipment or by river. This is proper camping with no shops or toilets, no fresh water supply or shower room. It is the best and the children absolutely love it. They spend their days exploring the dense woodland, playing by the water or swimming in the creek, but mostly building fires to read or play games by, or to just listen to the sounds of the river.. Of course, a fire is good for making hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows too, something we continue in our own garden by our campfire.
The view is wonderful
with even a swan or two
and that special feel of water neath gently bending boughs of freshly opened leaves
Then back through the woods once more
looking over rolling hills and patchwork fields.
Is there anything like...
bluebells? No, I didn't think so either.
I will be doing the giveaway draw at 12 noon as promised and will pop a brief post on to say who won. Still time to enter for those who haven't.
Happy Monday x