Saturday, March 31, 2007

Cornwall, Chocolate And Blue Sky Thinking!

Looking out over the sea here in Cornwall the sun is shining but it is hazy, so that may mean a change is due! I went down to the village and had a wander on the Quay this morning. It was really warm, no need for a coat. A few visitors were wandering around and the hotels and shops are beginning to prepare for the Easter weekend. Will we miss it? I expect so, but we will still be able to visit.

We were chatting to Richard Clarke (Bath Narrowboats) yesterday and their fleet of Anglo Welsh boats are well booked for Easter so I expect the Kennet and Avon Canal will be a little busier for a while. I wonder if it is like Cornwall, busy for a week or so and then a lull before the real holiday makers descend for the summer?

I was thinking about the really blue skies we have seen whilst on the K & A when the sun shines. The light is special on the countryside there, again like Cornwall. Thats why the artists flock to St Ives etc.

I then remembered we have this picture of the Cadbury Wharf at Knighton on the Shroppie, (Shropshire Union Canal, for those of you not familiar with this term!) where the working boats collected chocolate crumb for the factories in Birmingham. It was taken when we were on Twelfth Night on 18 th Janaury 2004 - yes January!

© Fiona Slee
Copyright to nbEpiphany. Not bad for an amateur photographer though I say it myself!


  1. Not at all. It's a pretty picture.

  2. Only one person so far has spotted the deliberate mistake! Thanks Don. After all it is nearly April 1st.


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