Friday, June 29, 2012


Well we have made it home.

I have gone from the longest (cool) days

to the shortest coldest days

and the longest nights.

Now I just need to "sleep through".

We have gone from lush green

to bare branches.





Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Trains and planes

We are on our way.

The mountain climber LOVES trains. We are on a Virgin Pendolino390 class.

Our train was 30 minutes late into the station and wanted to make up the time. We had only a few minutes to board. It departed so quickly that some people not intending to go to London found themselves on the way!

Generally, though, a very relaxing way to travel.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Winding down

But still having a great time,

in Glasgow.

We were in the shopping area this afternoon and heard this group busking.

They were amazing, like real Celtic wild men.

Stay tuned: when I get home I will try to post a video I took on my phone.

The drumming really had my heart racing.....and then they took off their shirts!

I bought the CD ( Clanadonia )

How about this defacement of public property or is it street-art?

And tonight the Mountain-climber ticked something else on his list.....

a curry in Glasgow. Fantastic.

Whoops. Forgot to photograph the food!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Did I say

where I am? The Outer Hebrides

(islands to the north west of scotland)

and they are amazing.

The landscape is like nothing I have ever seen before.

There are almost no trees

only rocks and sheep.

Rocks is an understatement!

The colours here are beautiful. So are the many tweed fabrics. I just can't make up my mind.

We have one more flight with very tight weight restrictions and I have no weight to spare.

Maybe I will leave behind my walking boots. They hurt anyway.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I have overdosed

on scenery. It is just fantastic here....

And then there's the Harris tweed. It's everywhere, but I've got no room!

Oh I want to make something

It's the shortest night tonight. There's hippies all over the place sleeping out at these standing stones. Not sure what they are waiting for...



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

More planes

Today we caught the plane,
well a couple actually,
from Newquay to Edinburgh to Stornoway!
There is at least one thing we will be looking into

This is how light it is after 10pm tonight! Wonderful!
I think I want to do a houses quilt.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Porthcothan to Padstow

We made it.
I made it!!
We have walked form Penzance to Padstow.
200 kilometres or 120 miles
Not counting all the trudging at the end of each day to find our B & B.

But what a lovely B & B we are in tonight.
they made us this
And this!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Newquay to Porthcothan

More s--tty weather today but the views were spectacular!
That's Newquay at low tide.

Bathing boxes at Newquay. Another quilt?
Or this dry-stone wall. Another quilt.
The wind blew and blew today.
There were times when I wasn't, sure if I was going to maintain a grip on this earth
We were walking along cliff tops for a good part of the day!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I earnt this today!

Didn't think I had it in me but this morning I pulled on the gear again
and walked from Perranporth to Newquay (11 miles)
We deserved our "Cornish tea" when we got here.
Once again the weather was s--t!
Look at those clouds. We were blown up this beach and then the rain came.
Down my legs and into my waterproof boots!

Surf's up!
A sock and flag quilt?
And at the end of the day this man and his ferry saved us a long 3 miles at high tide.

Friday, June 15, 2012


This was Portreath this morning
before I gave up.
I took the bus to Perranporth.
And this afternoon...
Look at the wind sock!
Hmm, a wind sock quilt?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

St Ives to Gwithian to Portreath

The sun has come out. We had a lovely much needed rest day in St Ives.
There were shops.
We caught a double-decker bus that did a big circle of all we had walked (if only someone told me earlier)

Anything but helpful!
We saw St Michael's Mount from a distance. We have been there many years ago with our sons. Lost one though. When he heard that the island is cut off when the tide rises he got worried when he saw the water rising so went back to the car. On his own. At 4 years of age. Without telling anyone.

And then back on with the walking shoes next day.
Still fine weather!
Passed this church yard full of old Celtic crosses.
Another quilt I want to do.
Scenery looks great when the sun is shining!

And the lovely B & B we stayed at, Nanterrow Farm.