Saturday, 7 February 2015

Getting Back to Nature
















After feeling like my head has been stuck in a pillow all week, I just had to get out.  It was a fabulous day, sunny and warm for February.  Oh boy it was certainly worth it.  My trusty little camera served me well.  I will share with you a few shots from my coastal walk at Godrevy,  I was wondering if Leanne from Today's Stuff was also there as I know it is one of her favourite places.

I walked along the beach and noticed a couple of guys with huge cameras on tripods pointing out to sea, then saw a head bobbing around in the sea, then two, then three.  Seals are very curious creatures and came very close to the beach causing much exciting among the children watching.














I walked around to the cove where they usually congregate, it is surrounded by very steep cliffs so they are left in peace as most people wouldn't try to climb down to them.  We do have to keep the noise down so we don't disturb them when they are with their pups.





You could easily walk past thinking they were rocks on the beach.










I might not have a huge lens, but I'm pretty pleased with my zoom.








They couldn't have chosen a more beautiful spot




The lighthouse is such an iconic sight, it always reminds me of my childhood when we stayed at our chalet at Gwithian.  I would spend the summers wondering across the beaches and dunes barefoot and  wild.






I then walked back along the towans with rabbits scattering everywhere as I approached.  I sat quietly for a while, and soon they came out to feed and chase each other around.  My cousin has a farm at Godrevy, I'm sure he's not so happy to see them!








......and of course I can't leave out the seagulls.  My Australian cousins couldn't get over how big they are when they visited a couple of years ago,  it must be all that pasty snatching.




It was a beautiful day on a beautiful beach, so good I forgot about this stinking cold for a while :)






I hope you enjoyed my little trip out, I sure needed it, you know how I get if I can't get to the coast.


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Chickpea xx

49 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your amazing photos, your walk looked amazing, I really need to brave the cold and get out there x

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    1. Thank you, I had lots of layers on but it was not that cold today. x

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  2. Thank you for sharing your day out, lovely photo's, hope you are feeling better soon.

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    1. Thank you Marlene, so do I, I'm fed up with not being able to breath!

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  3. Wonderful photos - sounds like your trip out has done you the world of good so hopefully you are on the mend :)

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    1. Thank you, I really enjoyed getting out.

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  4. Lovely pictures, thank you for letting us join you on your walk. All we see round here is muddy fields!

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  5. Beautiful photos. It reminded me of our trip to Pembrokeshire in August 2012 - those blue-green waters and the seals :)

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    1. Thank you Louise, it was such a treat to sea all those seals.

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  6. Beautiful photos and what a lovely walk, and all for free!

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    1. Thank you Anne, it was a lovely walk, lots of people out enjoying the sunshine.

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  7. Fabulous photos - the sky is so blue!!

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    1. Thank you Gill, it was very blue.

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  8. Oh those gorgeous seals, just like sleeping puppies! Love the one flat on its back and totally oblivious to the world :-) Fantastic photos and such vivid blue to cheer the spirits! I do hope you are recovering xx

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    1. They certainly know how to 'chill' :)

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  9. Yes VERY fat sleeping puppies! :)

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  10. Great photos! Your walk looks amazing! Thanks for sharing with us x

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  11. I have enjoyed your coastal walk. Need to get there myself. Great to see the seals. We saw a colony of seals on the Norfolk coast last year. Just great to watch them & they seem to really come to life in the sea with a lot more energy than when they're lounging around on the beach.

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    1. They are certainly a lot more elegant in the sea!

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  12. Wow - I've never seen seals like that. How wonderful. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Xx

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    1. Nor had I, I was determined this year to get down there to see them, my cold wasn't going to stop me :)

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  13. Fantastic pics. Love the seals. What a great place. Hope you get better soon. We have all had the dreaded bugs here!
    Rosezeeta.

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    1. Feeling worse today Rosezeeta, it seems to hang around a long time!

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  14. Just gorgeous. I hope you're feeling better now x

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    1. Worse today! Totally fed up with it now. I had plans to do some gardening today, I think that will have to wait!

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  15. Looking at your pictures, I'm glad I didn't take a photo of the seagull eating out of a trash bin this afternoon.

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    1. These were resting between trash bin raiding

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  16. Beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing. Hope you are feeling better now x

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  17. Breathtaking photos, I can't believe the sea is so blue. Nature at it's best.
    I hope you are feeling better now.

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    irene
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    1. Thanks Irene, as you say nature at it's best

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  18. Hey Chickpea,
    The intention was to drive to Godrevy, but my eldest was behind the wheel, and my stress levels were so high that we parked up at Gwithian Towans instead. It was glorious there too. Perfect for blowing out the cobwebs. I love your seal pics and have just shown them to Olly. Someone had created beautiful patterns in the sand with a rake. We watched them getting swallowed up by the sea, before heading home for a bowl of stew.
    Happy days.
    Leanne xx

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    1. Hey Leanne, I love sand art, I wish I had seen that, so clever! Gwithian Towans is my favourite, lots of wonderful childhood memories. Haha, yes I can imagine how stressful that was!

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  19. Fabulous Pics, I love Godrevy.Thanks for giving me a Cornish treat. x

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    1. Anytime Knitty xx Your little 'fix' until your next visit.

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  20. Hello there.I must admit I gasped when I saw the Lighthouse pic,it has great significance to me,Godrevy is my all time favourite place in the world I LOVE it.Wont go into details but it has moving memories,I always feel,sad,calm, happy, wonderful when I'm there.Your photo's are so beautiful and those seals are just adorable,you have captured the beauty in all it's glory thank you for sharing this.Sorry,I'm a bit emotional.Hope you are soon better.

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    1. Oh Lee, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos x It is a very special place for me as well

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  21. Beautiful photos, the light just glows, the seals dozing on the sands looked like hairy slugs! Nice one :)

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    1. Hairy slugs haha, yes they do, giant ones :)

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  22. Your pictures are Fab, Fab ,Fab. The seals are just so cute. I remember raising money whilst I was still at my secondary school to stop the seal culling in some faraway icy location. So nice to see so much care being taken not to frighten your local seals.

    Jean
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    1. Thank you Jean, I remember getting up a petition when I was a teenager against killing baby seals for their fur in Canada. So cruel

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  23. Lovely photographs, especially the seals. I've never seen them in real life so must make a mental note to visit Godrevy sometime x

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    1. Thanks C.T. worth a visit to see so many

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  24. Beautiful photos and location! The seals really do look like rocks and bet lots of people miss them.
    Miss Tulip x
    The Thrifty Magpies Nest

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  25. Those seals are just gorgeous! Love the ones of lots of them on the beach. They look like a beautiful patterned velvet fabric. Wouldn't tat be lovely? OBh has FOUR toy seals from the sanctuary in Gweek! x

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  26. Wow, your seal pictures are amazing!!! You take great photos! xx

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