While the country celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday with much jubilation, GOC Cornwall met for a special walk in readiness for the AOG which we are hosting this year.
To all intents and purposes this was a dress rehearsal for one of the walks we will be holding when the participants descend on The Duchy in August.
Fourteen of us congregated at the University of Cornwall campus: twelve blokes, two ladies and a dod. It started with drizzle – and fortunately this soon cleared to give a rather decent day, not too hot and good for walking. What a walk – almost a ten miler! (I think that’s 1.0 mile for 9 of HM’s birthday years!)
We were mainly on footpaths and country lanes. We passed Penryn Church and continued along the north banks of Penryn River taking in the small boat yards and houseboats with views across the river to Falmouth. We even skirted a couple of street parties. We were joined by another new member in Flushing who had missed the start and tracked us down enroute so we were now fifteen.
We picked up the south west coast path leading around the headland to Mylor boat yard and inland alongside the creek to Mylor then through wood lands at Enys. En route we posed beside a giant pink octopus – you never know what you are going to meet next in Cornwall.
This was a stunning walk – great views, great company and a lovely opportunity to be out and about in the Cornish countryside.