Jackie and I went for a walk through the Rosteague Estate and on to the Lighthouse at St Anthony Head. Walked back along the Military Road, stopping in a recently harvested cereal field for sandwiches and fruit. After another mile we stopped at Porth Farm where a pop-up café was offering delicious blackcurrant sorbet with Cornish clotted cream ice cream. We need to encourage this kind of thing, so forced ourselves to eat one each. Chatted to a National Trust guy who was patching a cob wall. Cob is a mix of clay and straw, sometimes animal hair too, which is usually protected from the weather with coats of lime wash. Here the cob is exposed to the weather, and he was applying a mix of cob, lime and sand to the cracks and holes in it, but had no plans to lime-wash it. Odd. He did say a lime wash would be normal, but he had his orders, and they did not include a lime wash.
Then we passed what I now know is the barrage of an old tidemill at Froe – click the pic for a bigger image.
And a dappled tunnel of trees where I lay in wait to snap Jackie when she walked into the light.
Then we passed a very busy wasp nest. I took a photo from as close as I dared, but the scores of wasps zooming back and forth over my head as they entered and left the dark hole in the hedgebank simply moved to quickly for my shutter speed to resolve. You might spot a yellow blur in the middle of the dark nest entrance.
No cooking tonight, but down to the Plume of Feathers for whatever we chose.