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Cornish Hedgerows

As it isย another lovely day (and I’m still on holiday) I went for a walk to the next village, Ladock, a round trip of just under three and a half miles, so an nice distance for a wander.

In Ladock I visited the village shop (which turned out to be essentially a Portakabin) and bought an ice cream. I also bought a bottle of Diet Coke to drink on the way back as I’m notorious for wandering around in the sun without drinking anything, which leads to an afternoon of headaches and Paracetamol.

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  1. NotAPunkRocker
    June 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Looks like a beautiful day, hope it wasn’t too warm ๐Ÿ™‚


    • June 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      I’s been beautiful my whole holiday! It’s set to start changing tomorrow so I tried to get as much time outside as possible, which is very unusual for me. Since I moved to a tiny friendly little village I seem to be able to go outside worry-free – today was the first time I’ve worn shorts in public for decades ๐Ÿ™‚

      The air temperature was probably about 22C which is “hot” for Cornwall (and about as hot as I can stand).


      • NotAPunkRocker
        June 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm

        72F is “hot”? It’s 79F here and considered “cool” for this time of year.


        • June 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm

          Yoinks ๐Ÿ™‚

          The absolute maximum in this country is mid to high 80’s F, maybe low 90’s F, but that’s usually only in the South East of the country. Cornwall maximum would be about 80F.


          • NotAPunkRocker
            June 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm

            Lucky. Lucky, lucky, lucky. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Glad you are having a good holiday overall!


  2. June 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Beautiful photos. Beautiful Cornwall


    • June 24, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      It is beautiful, I’m glad I got out and about this holiday to appreciate it (and remember it – spending all my time at work, it’s easy to forget).


  3. buffalotompeabody
    June 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Terrific photos, thanks for the tour! When my world tour comes to the UK, I will be scouting locations for my Shell Beach Inn franchises!


    • June 24, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      There are plenty of prime locations I can point you to! 10% finders fee ๐Ÿ™‚


      • buffalotompeabody
        June 24, 2014 at 7:50 pm

        It’s a deal! Isn’t Bristol a primary beach holiday destination?


        • June 25, 2014 at 5:38 am

          It might be – I’m rarely that far north!


          • buffalotompeabody
            June 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

            I think I’m confused with Brighton! Lol!


            • June 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm

              Brighton is definitely a popular beach destination ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. June 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I agree. Those photos were beautiful. What a lovely afternoon for a walk. ๐Ÿ™‚ —Susan


    • June 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      It was a lovely (morning) walk. And a real bonus to find a little shop selling ice creams at the half-way point ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. June 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Are those Foxgloves I spy? Lovely pics Al ๐Ÿ™‚


    • June 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      They are foxgloves as far as I know. My parents had foxgloves (I remember them being as high as me, which tells you how old I was at the time), so they’re the first (and almost the last!) flower I learned to recognise.


  6. June 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I love your hedgerows. It’s like driving through green tunnels wherever you go. They were so neat. It must help prevent unemployment, keeping them all tidy ๐Ÿ™‚


    • June 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      High hedges are a feature of Cornish country roads. This road is awfully narrow to drive down, though – a couple of times I had to squash myself into the hedge to let a car past.
      They have actually been cutting the hedges all along the country roads I take to get to the main road to work over the past couple of days (a tractor with a cutting attachment).


  7. June 24, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    How lovely ๐Ÿ™‚


    • June 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      It was a very pleasant walk all around ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. June 25, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Soo lovely!


    • June 25, 2014 at 9:31 am

      There must be hundreds of miles of these little country roads around Cornwall. I’m lucky that there’s a nice little one with very little traffic just round the corner! It makes for a lovely walk.


      • June 26, 2014 at 4:56 am

        Never been there but sounds very attractive very little traffic and of course those little country roads make it very special and relaxing :))


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