Hell’s Mouth

I have taken you to Hell’s Mouth before on a walk with my son from Godrevy Point. A couple of weeks ago I had to nip over to Truro to collect some pebbles to finish off my gravel garden. The traffic on the A30 heading towards Penzance and St Ives is horrendous at this time of year so I made the decision to head off onto the coast road – the B 3301 along the Godrevy Heritage Coast. I figured that there might be some nice heather to photograph along North Cliffs and then I could stop off at Hell’s Mouth and grab a coffee and slice of cake in the café there.

Lots of different shades of heather here – from pale lilac / almost white to deep pink. The yellow is vetch I think.

One of the nice things about Hell’s Mouth is watching the crashing waves on the rocks, though on this particular day it was quite calm, the other is watching the gulls in the thermals. They rise up the cliffs and then appear above your head. Fascinating to watch. I don’t know the ID of gulls other than the Herring Gull which has grey and black-tipped wings and the Greater Black-backed Gull, which has black wings.

From the top of the cliff you can see along North Cliffs towards Portreath and even further northwards on a clear day.

More colour in the fields and hedgerows.

Hell’s Mouth – South-West Coastal path heading south towards The Knavocks and Godrevy Point

After half an hour walking along the cliffs and south-west coastal path I returned to the café for a lovely strong Flat White and a piece of carrot cake. I have to say that the carrot cake was disappointing. After years of dreaming about this wonderful moist cake, this portion was rather dry. Oh well.

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  1. Lovely! The ice-cream in that cafe is always good! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not had the ice-cream. Great coffee and working my way through the cakes 🙂

  2. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Beautiful colours in that heather, and I can see a benevolent lion in the cliffs!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Really? I shall have to have a look.

  3. Pit says:

    I would never have thought that Hell’s Mouth could look so enticingly beautiful. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I shall have to capture it on a not so clement day Pit!

      1. Pit says:

        OK! 😀

  4. Su Leslie says:

    Shame about the cake. Glad the coffee was good though. And you’ve really nailed the theme with these fab photos.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The heather makes everything look like a patchwork quilt.

  5. Apart from the disappointing cake, you had a lovely day out Jude. Perhaps you need to try carrot cake elsewhere to alleviate that memory.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’ll probably chance it again there as they do have nice cakes. Maybe I just got one that was past its best. I do make a rather nice one myself which is very moist.

  6. Nice photos, shame about the cake!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I did eat the cake so it wasn’t all that bad! Just not as moist as the one I had there a few years ago. I shall have to go back and give them another chance 🙂

      1. A very good excuse to keep on testing carrot cake 🍰!

  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    The 2nd photo with all the heather is stunning!! What a beautiful time of year.

    … and dry carrot cake is shameful. I too would have been very disappointed.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The heather is gorgeous and I usually miss it! Have to say that the carrot cake was edible, but not as nice as I remembered it being. It hasn’t put me off trying another piece 🙂

      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        That’s the spirit! 🙂

  8. bushboy says:

    Lovely 🙂

  9. My wife Eve made a luscious carrot cake last week. You should’ve joined us for some. You missed that but I’m glad you got to see the heather.

    1. Heyjude says:

      If only Steve! You could have posted me a piece. Or maybe not. 🙂

      1. Yeah, I’ve often fantasized about sending food through the Internet. Maybe someday….

  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    The honeysuckle is late isn’t it? Sorry the carrot cake was naff, I’m sure you could bake a better one!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Honeysuckle still flowering all around here, even in my garden!

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