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    • Day 20

      Day 19 - 20 Falmouth/Newquay

      June 19, 2022 in England ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

      An dem Tag baue ich mein Zelt ab, packe alles ein und nach dem Frühstück geht es per Bus nach Falmouth. Dort hätte ich gerne übernachtet, allerdings gibt es keine passende Unterkunft. Alles ist voll, da irgendein komisches Fest stattfindet (Sea Shanty Festival). So laufe ich zwischen den Menschenmassen umher und gehe zum Hafen. Es ist unglaublich windig dort und nach einer Weile gehe ich per Bus zurück nach Newquay. Auf dem Weg fängt es an zu regnen und es bleibt regnerisch/windig die Tage. So chille ich hauptsächlich und schaue mir am Samstagabend den Film The Black Phone im Kino an. Der ist wirklich gut gelungen und macht Spaß.Read more

    • Day 18

      Sunny Day in Cornwall

      June 12, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

      The tender ride into Falmouth, Cornwall took twenty minutes, but it was scenic.

      Sailboats of all shapes and sizes dot a harbor flanked with castles built by Henry the 8th, but on a day like today, such history is overshadowed by the sheer joy of the elements.

      As we reached the dock, I was delighted to see a pair of nesting swans with their goslings hunkered down in tall grass and wildflowers.

      From there, it was a short walk to the beach, where Brits and other tourists enjoyed a day at the seaside.

      Larry and I hopped an open-top bus that looped us through the town. The driver even made an unofficial stop to drop us by a side gate to Falmouth’s Victorian Cemetery. The roundtrip journey cost us a whopping $4.01.

      Cheapest shore excursion ever.
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    • Day 18

      Falmouth Victorian Cemetery

      June 12, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

      At first glance, much of Falmouth’s Victorian Cemetery looks wild and unkempt. There is method to this madness.

      When it comes to their historic burial ground, Falmouth Town Council GETS IT. They understand that cemeteries are for the living. In fact, they even have a sign explaining the importance of this magnificent cemetery.

      It’s well worth reading, check it out:

      “The older parts of Falmouth cemetery is valued by the local community for many reasons. Consecrated in 1857 it still serves as a place of remembrance. Many visitors include it in their regular walks as a place to immerse themselves in Nature as they follow the seasonal changes. Others visit for its historic interest or to discover its wildlife.

      Since 2016 Falmouth Town Council has begun to develop a maintenance methods to address these varying needs. Other challenges faced in the management of the
      cemetery include climate change and invasive plant species. Over 50 species of solitary bees can be found in the cemetery together with 7 species of bumblebees.

      You can find one of Cornwall's rarest bees in the cemetery, the Long-horned Nomad Bee, (Nomada Mirtipes). These are Cuckoo bees and the females lay their eggs in the nests of the Big-headed mining bee, (Andrena bucephala), another species rarely found in Cornwall. Only the males have an oversized head.

      The best time to see both species is in late April and May. Like many solitary bee species once they emerge from the nest as adult bees even the lucky ones will only have a life expectancy of about eight weeks.

      Unlike honey bees who have a queen with thousands of workers, a female solitary mining bee is a single mum who both makes her nest by digging a tunnel and collects pollen and nectar for her young entirely on her own. Different species appear from Spring to Autumn, the last one to appear in the cemetery is the Ivy Bee which times its appearance to the flowering of Ivy in September.

      We live in one of the most nature depleted countries in the world, with only 53% of our biodiversity left. A study by the Natural History Museum in 2021 places us in the bottom 10% of all countries and last of all the G7 nations.

      A good example of this decline can be seen in the numbers of Small Tortoiseshell butterflies in the which have shrunk by 75% since the 1970's.

      Butterflies present a more difficult conservation challenge compared to bees, as not only do the adults rely on nectar and pollen from flowers but their caterpillars tend to be very particular as to what plants they eat.

      The caterpillars of the Small tortoiseshell feed on common nettle (Urticadioica) and small nettle (Urtica urens). With stinging nettles not being ranked very highly as a wildflower by many people this makes conservation of this butterfly a challenge.

      There are a few nettle patches in the cemetery and these together with places
      where the adults butterflies can hibernate means there is a resident population. By accepting a degree of wildness in the cemetery it provides a refuge for this beautiful butterfly and other wildlife.

      The maintenance work carried out in the cemetery places a high priority on its value as an important site to preserve local biodiversity. The timing of the grass
      cutting in the summer is usually carried out around the beginning of June.

      This coincides with the flowering of brambles that offer an alternative source of nectar and pollen. It also allows the flowering of late summer wildflowers in August and September. These together with Ivy flowers are an important food source for insects such as queen bumblebees to build their reserves before hibernation.”

      Isn’t that impressive? I think more historic burial grounds should take an approach like this, don’t you?
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    • Day 4


      June 3, 2022 in England ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      Wetherspoons! The pilgrimage is complete, don't think I've ever worked so hard for a pizza but hell I'm going to knock back a few and demolish some food after yesterday. Also be good to hide from the sun for a couple of hours because it's hot af. The ferry crossing earlier was pretty dodgy, there were 4 bikes, 7 people and 2 huge bags all squished onto a tiny boatRead more


      Falmouthed Luke


      John Li is missing Luke


      passenger lukeator form can reunite them

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    • Day 15

      Devon Exeter

      August 3, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Caught up with Uncle Barry and Aunty Wendy - exploring the Quayside - Lots of swans to be seen on the river along with amazing history.

      We explored the underground passages which were had bern especially repaired for tourists.
      They were designed to bring clean drinking water from natural springs outside the walled city. The water came through lead pipes into the heart of the city. The pipes sometimes leaked and repairs to buried pipes could only be carried out by digging them up as we do today. To avoid this disruption the passages were vaulted.
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      How gorgeous


      Hayyyyy gals looking good!!!

    • Day 42

      Falmouth, United Kingdom

      September 13, 2017 in England ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      We drove about 1.5 hours through Cornwall to the southern most point of the peninsula at Land’s End. The trip took us through the countryside of small villages, pastures, fields, and granite stone houses. We passed St. Michael’s Mount, the daughter Benedictine house of Mont St. Michel in Normandy.
      Luckily we had our cream tea with scones first, since we arrived in a cold, rainy, windy downpour. Soon the skies cleared and we walked the rocky Cornish coast.
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      Nothing like a wonderful afternoon English tea.


      The scenery is absolutely wonderful!!

    • Day 2


      May 29, 2017 in England ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

      We had picked up a stowaway about 40 miles south of Ireland and the racing pigeon left us near the Scillies. I hoped we had brought him closer to home and not future away.

      Next morning the sun came out and it soon got hot and dried the decks.
      At 14.00 on we rounded Lands End and headed east for the Lizard then north towards Falmouth.

      The wind picked up and we had a lovely sail until we reached the mouth of the harbour.
      We motored the rest of the way and having seen that the Harbourmasters pontoons were full with many rafted up so we tied up at the nearby Port Pendennis Marina at 19.30.

      Every body had gone home so we just plugged in and wandered up the town to have a look around

      I was surprised to see a banner hung across the main street for the ‘Molgoggers’ a local Cobh sea shanty group who were appearing at a festival in the town. Unfortunally I would be in Lymington when they were here.

      We had a pint ashore but as we were tired and soon returned to Eureka and had a pleasant night’s sleep.
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    • Day 6

      Coverack to Mawman Smith

      June 28, 2018 in England ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

      More beautiful weather. Amazing to walk with no rain jackets or fleeces. Heatwave all over UK. Another 13miles and excitement of crossing estuaries. First one we just made it across as the tide was sweeping in and second one across the Helston didn’t happen as easterly winds cancelled the ferry. To many of us great relief to sit and have ice cream/ beer and wait for a taxi!Read more

    • Day 26

      A walk around Falmouth

      February 27 in England ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

      We spent a very pleasant couple of hours wandering around Falmouth. All we bought was a pale green hooded lightweight jacket for Mark to take to Africa.

      When we'd had enough walking, we saw a blackboard outside a pub that said, 'If you've got the grub, we've got the pub'. So, we went in for a cider and ate the packed lunch we'd brought with us! What a great idea!! 😀Read more

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