Hayle: Penpol Creek

penpol creek from penpol terrace on a stormy November day During a brief interlude from the heavy showers that have been hammering the south-west for what seems weeks now, I had a little wander along Penpol Terrace after my session with the chiropractor. The planting alongside the creek has improved over the years and is…

Hayle: Foundry Square

Although we live closer to the quaint former fishing harbour of St Ives, Hayle is our go to town for the supermarket, library, hairdresser etc. It is also known for its three miles of golden sands stretching from Hayle Towans to Godrevy along Black Cliffs, Mexico Towans, Upton Towans and Gwithian. I have written about…

When the tide is out

At low tide from Hayle beaches it almost looks as if you can walk across the sand to St Ives. Maybe one day I shall see…

Towans

Hayle Towans At low tide it sometimes appears as though you could easily walk around the coast to St Ives (header photo) especially when it is an exceptionally low tide and the Hayle river with its strong currents almost disappears.

Hayle: East Quay

 East Quay and Penpol Creek as seen from North Quay, with the treacherous sand banks that make this harbour tricky to navigate.

Hayle Harbour

Not a place I walk around normally and I have no idea why not. New walkways have been created along the North Quay leading onto the beach. When the tide is out it is possible to walk along the river and onto Hayle Towans and even further to Godrevy if you so wish. Most of…

George V Memorial Walk

Taking the car in for its MOT isn’t all bad when it means I can take a walk along the George V Memorial walk along the Copperhouse pool in Hayle whilst waiting for the test to be completed. The variety of flowers along this walk never fails to surprise and please me. At this time…

Six on Saturday | Rainbow

I am joining in with a new weekly meme that I have come across for those of us who love our gardens (or even someone else’s garden.) It is Six on Saturday and hosted by ‘The Propagator’.  Basically a post about six things in a garden, yours or someone else’s. Plants, birds, fruit, veg, tools, plans,…

cornwall in colours: spring shades (17 shades of green)

A walk in my favourite local “garden” on Sunday revealed lots of new life springing up – shrubs and perennials with bright new leaves; Euphorbias ranging from the palest yellow to brightest green, some with a dark red ‘eye’; variegated, spotted and striped; round, oval, crinkled, spiky; leathery, furry and prickly – take your pick. There…