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Cornwall May 2009 - part 2

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by Dawn, May 30, 2009.

  1. Dawn
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    Willow was not happy last night and woke up about a bazillion times. Consequently I was woken up about a bazillion times too. Steven woke up at 6am - some holiday this is. :lol: We sat on the sofa together watching the Fluffy Club :unsure:

    Adrian surfaced some time later and we did the breakfast thing. Steven had cocoa shreddies from his mini boxes.

    Now - we had no fixed plans for this week. But - I like my geocaching. :D So last week I'd sat and printed a load of cache details for the area and bought them with me. While waiting for Adrian to surface I'd studied these and found a circular walk around 6 caches with a car park near them. And the dog needed a walk too. Sold!

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    Into the car, out the park, turn left, go over the cattle grid and....oooh there are cows and sheep in the road. :unsure: We steer past them and by some miracle of my flawed navigation we find ourselves in the correct car park near the village of Minions, with a lot of hardy souls in fleeces and stout shoes. We are in shorts and tshirts. :unsure:

    But hey, the sun is out and forecast to be shining at about 27 today. So we are suncreamed up and we have water and snacks and a GPS and lots of sheets of paper and the all important dog.

    Oh yeah, we are on Bodmin Moor. :D
    And it's awesome. I called it "proper caching country". It is proper country. And it used to be full of tin mines. The debris of which still lies scattered across the moor.

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    And of course there are plenty of these.

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    And awesome views like this.

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    And mine buildings for exploring (carefully as there are mine shafts all over the place)

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    After about 30 minutes walk we find our first Cornwall cache. :D

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    Adrian finds a sheep skull. He's not doing this right. :unimpressed:

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    But this is nature at its most rugged and on the course of our walk we pass 4 sheep corpes in various states of decomposition. :shrug:

    We're off again.

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    Check this out. Right here. In this country.

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    Cache number 2. :D

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    We found a tiny bridge over a stream.

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    Steven's in charge of the GPS now.

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    He leads us here.

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    We stop for a little paddle.

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    And sit down for a snack. Check this out. :D

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    OK there were Mini Cheddars too.

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    Is this the perfect picnic spot or what?

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    And we'd never have found it if it wasn't for this - Steven's first cache find.

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    Then Adrian had his first cache find.

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    Then there was a "couldn't find it" cache stop before we at last met the road again and started off back to the village.

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    And after a 3 hour hike - yes 3 hours - all for pleasure - what does a boy deserve? Well we stopped at a tea room in the village where the dog could sit in the courtyard with us.

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    On the drive back to the bungalow we happened upon a farm shop so we pulled up and I popped in for a peek and came out with a bagful. :lol: Eggs, sossidges, potatoes, carrots, brocolli, scones, and all locally grown and produced.

    We were back at the bungalow by around 2pm and we were done for the day. The dog was broken. :lol: She slept most of the afternoon and only surfaced for dinner. We just watched TV and drank orange fizzy all afternoon. Dinner was sandwiches, chopped veggies, fruit and a scone with jam and cream.

    We watched In The Night Garden together. :unsure:

    I think we were all asleep by 9pm. It had been a lovely day.
     
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    Brilliant day and your photos are top notch :yes:
     
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    that sounds like the perfect day...........your son is one cute kid :)
     
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    Love the way you wear out Willow so you can get a good night's sleep! :lol:

    Glad you enjoyed the day! :thumbsup:
     
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    Saids likke a perfect day, great pic's and your son is soooooooo cute.
     
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    what a lovely day Dawn, your photos are beautiful :yes:
     
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    Another great day and what a nice hike! Lovely pictures! :D
     
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    More scones,cream and yummyness. and Great photos to boot.
     
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    Brilliant pics Dawn, gorgeous views, and well done to the Boy and Adrian on their first cache! Even the humungous pile of veggies look nice :D
     
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    Great day, Steven is getting so big :). Whats a cache ?
     
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    Great photos Dawn. It looks like you all had fun.
     
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    Bodmin moor looks lovely, great weather aswell
     
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    what a beautiful place!!
     

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