As I have said a number of times, it seems as if I have been walking in a little "reasonable" ( I can't say good, though it is all relative I guess) weather bubble. This last day was a classic example - glorious sunshine, which at one point even felt warm! The sea glistened, the birds sang, and it seemed as if I could see the grass growing!
On this last day in Cornwall.........
.........the sun shone,..........
......the grass grew (Lands End aerodrome)
......... and the sea glistened.
There seems to be an abundance of water in Cornwall.
When I got to this part of the path I was a bit concerned, but it was only about 100 metres of overgrown path, fortunately.
The rocks in the background are called the prisms.
Nearly at Sennen Cove, looking back towards Cape Cornwall.
Old Success Inn where I spent my last night in Cornwall. I slept in a room on the first floor looking out over this view.
The lifeboat house (on right), Sennen Cove.
On the way to Lands End from Sennen Cove the sun struck the rocks along the cliffs.
Looking towards the Longships Lighthouse, Lands End, Cornwall.
I have spent the past week, after making my way by train to London, shopping! I have had to buy some replacement gear, though I postponed buying boots until I got to Germany as I was going to buy a German brand and so thought I might as well get them in Munich.
This is for the Caminoites who are reading this blog - they will realise the significance of this. In Spanish Place, in London, I came across St James Catholic Church!
On one of my meanderings I came across this memorial which I hadn't seen before.
The horse guards change every hour, but I suspect the change can't come quick enough for them. I noticed a much higher police presence this time and had a chat to one bloke armed with his automatic, body armour etc, who said this higher presence has only been in the last month. Its quite sad really. There were at least a half dozen police guarding the guards!
Walking through Hyde Park, London.
The fountain, and the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.
Not that there is any chance of changing my mind, but London confirmed why I dislike mobile phones so much. I don't walk fast, but it was frustrating being stuck behind someone who was dawdling along sending text messages or reading them, worse when someone stopped dead in front of me so that a near collision had to be avoided, and nerve wracking taking avoidance action as someone strayed into my path because they were busy on the phone and weaving all over the place! I have a sim card in my tablet so that I can Skype mountain rescue should I need to ( and if there is a signal), but that is my only concession to mobile phones, or Handy's as they are called in Germany.
There was some snow still lying around at lunch time
The Rathaus, Marienplatz, Munich