Clifftop lunch and a beach dinner

On our first working day we built a sturdy fence around an open mine shaft just a gentle stones throw from the coastal path a little south of Porthleven.  It was probably the best thing we did all week, because it achieved something useful and it will last a while.

The big guy at the back id Greg, our National Trust mentor/guide and inspiration.

The big guy at the back id Greg, our National Trust mentor/guide and inspiration.

At lunchtime we strolled to the cliff-edge (not too near, it is being undercut) to eat sandwiches.

The arty shot - I don't do many of these, so please admire.

The arty shot – I don’t do many of these, so please admire.

Between the trees is Loe Bar, a shingle beach thrown up across the river creating the Loe or pool/lake behind it.  There is no chalk in Cornwall, but 80% of the stuff of Loe Bar is flint from chalk.  There must be a lot of chalk exposed in the seabed off the Lizard.  Our accommodation is on the hill on the other side of the bar.  It could even be behind that tree on the left.

The table is set for dinner

The table is set for dinner

As a special event we took furniture and food down to the bar, and had dinner as the sun set.  Its useful to have access to a big pickup truck.

Cheers!  A lovely setting and a great experience.

Cheers! A lovely setting and a great experience.

Later we sat talking around a blazing fire, and watched the near-full moon rise just for us.

The moon seemed very big when it first appeared.  Usually ascribed to its closeness to the horizon I think.  Second full moon of the month thus a blue moon.

The moon seemed very big when it first appeared. Usually ascribed to its closeness to the horizon I think. Second full moon of the month thus a blue moon.

 

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