I think this is my last walk for a while because I have got a heel problem 😦 I am over half way though 🙂
I will use my recuperation time to compose and work towards an exhibition…
It was such an interesting walk on a sunny day.
Highlights were Lugger’s man made cave (below) marked ‘Grotto’ on the OS map (below below) which reminded me of Prussia Cove, and the impressive Tregantle fort and ‘danger area’ firing range.From one range to another I walked.Looking back towards Looe I caught the golf strike moment 🙂 Below, Whitsand bay stretches out to Rame Head in the distance before Plymouth Sound.The water was still, clear and inviting. The fields were full of colour and life like this Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) above and I try and follow the random flutter by movements with my pencil (below) All this beauty Juxtaposed against Tregantle fort and its brutal raison d etre. Little observation huts are dotted around. I relished walking into the ‘danger area’ but the red flags were down on the numerous poles. Built to deter French attack in the mid 19th century, the imposing battery is still used for Royal Navy training but some of the buildings are now also used for accommodation and the army use the surrounding area as a firing range. Willowherb (purple) and meadowsweet (cream white) combine stunningly against the blue sea. The very popular coves and Whitsand bay are looked on by the RNLI. And just below the RNLI hut was where the Navy man by the name of ‘Lugger’ dug his cave with a view and apparently recovered from an illness of gout. The nearby village of Freathy has holiday homes galore just on the edge of spectacular creekside hills and valleys. Perfect for scouting deer that I stumbled upon leaping and playing now in the distance, also enjoying the weather.