Saturday was a horrible day for me as I only managed to get a couple of hours sleep the night before. I can understand why sleep deprivation is used as a torture method. As you have heard me say many times before my sleep patterns are terrible. They are never good but some nights sleep evades me completely, even after taking a sleeping tablet. So Saturday saw me tired, extremely stroppy (sorry bearded one) and unable to string two thoughts together, I couldn't even drive! I stopped at a traffic light, they changed to green and I put the car in reverse twice before managing to drive away, luckily not hitting the car behind me. That is really bad isn't it, I'm sure they were muttering 'women drivers". I have been driving for more years than I can remember but this simple task evaded me. It really shook me up, and after completing my shopping I resorted to buying a coffee to drink in the car before I set off for home. I didn't do any of the things I intended to do as I was just too damn tired, what a waste of a day.
Luckily I had a better sleep on Saturday evening so we decided not to waste the lovely crisp day and went for a walk. Not to the coast you'll be surprised to hear, but along the Mineral Tramway that goes from Devoran to Portreath. In the past mines were dotted all over Cornwall so there were tramways that took the ore to the ports. These have been made into wonderful cycle and footpaths that are brilliant for walking along. You can still see the scars from the mining activities but nature has a way of healing and making areas beautiful that once were devastated. I have not been along this bit of the tramway before, we used to ride along the Portreath end with the kids when they were younger. I was regretting giving away my bike on Freegle last year when I saw everyone whizzing along, but they probable missed a lot of the little things that we kept stopping to photograph. For a January day it was busy with cyclists, horse riders, dog walkers, runners and people like us enjoying nature. I have decided to add walking the tramways to my 60 x 60 list, so watch this space.
The old viaduct next to the new one.
I hope you enjoyed our walk.
Welcome to Marlane :)