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Cornwall Coda: Transport Icons: Up Hills and Far Away

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The last full day spent at Cornwall, involved a  circular walk starting at the National Trust's Penrose Estate.

Penrose

The weather was just the right temperature for a walk.


Lake view from a walk in the Penrose Estate.





My favourite sign, noticed on the back of a van delivering -------?






The walk took us out of the lakeside and up onto  the cliff path overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

 Time for a pit- stop for a  beer and food. I choose the  scampi  and chips.




Finally after the cliff-top path, a walk up the field to the nearby road and our waiting transport  to take us back to base.

The next day ( Wednesday 14th June ) I made my way home on the 09:35 train from Penzance to Cheltenham. My last two photos were taken from the moving train and so ended a very pleasant and memorable mini- holiday.








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 I saw this beautiful Tesla (Model S )  electric car at the recent Cheltenham Food Festival.
 I had a chat with the car  guys who assured me, apart from rocket acceleration, it had a range of…

Post Card From Cornwall: Sporting Links.

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I have recently spent  a few days ( 10 - 14th June) With friends L. and D. in  North Cornwall. The weather was mostly dry and sunny with highs of 19 - 20 C. Ideal for walking and exploring.

Sunday afternoon was fresh, with wind coming from the sea. We walked along the Esplanade in Penzance.


The outgoing tide exposed the stone- strewn beach






We passed this engaging statue of a fisherman with a coil of rope.
Before long we came to a pub, which as well as a drink offered us some lunch time jazz. I enjoyed a half of Cornish Perry;( not going to call it Pear Cider, as was advertised on the bar) Pears and Apples are different, aren't they ?




Both the keyboard and guitar worked in sympathy  and we were treated to many good jazz moments. On one tune, the guitar's tone reminded me of the late, great Wes Montgomery (1923- 1968). This indeed turned out to be the case and the guitarist was suitably impressed with my knowledge.

On Monday we rode the bus ( free with bus pass - just renewed unti…

Final Football Roundup: Wetlands Ahoy!: The General Erection.

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So here we are at the end of another football season, full of the usual triumphs and disappointments. Congratulations to Huddersfield Town ( The Terriers ) on their promotion to the Premier League, after beating Reading in the playoff final.

Manager Wagner planned a masterly campaign, commencing with survival training at a pre-season camp,( in order to engender a team spirit) and then rotating players while keeping up  the momentum right through to the penalty shoot-out in that final. ( Terriers won 4-3 ).

He now has the difficult job of culling his team, keeping core members and introducing new Premiership players.
 His team already carries the honour of being the only Yorkshire  team in the Premiership. Let's hope he can keep the Terriers there.

Right, so how did my Premiership predictions do ?


Prediction                          Actual

1 Man Utd                           6th

2  Man City                        3rd

3  Chelsea                           1st

4  Liverpool                     …