Arriving home from almost a month away it was obviously going to be the first thing we would do once the sun shone. The walk up our local hill. For once it wasn’t even windy on top, now that’s a first! The cerulean sky was dotted with puffy white cumulus clouds contrasting with the superb rusty-brown bracken and flecks of golden gorse.

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This view never gets boring

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Late blackberries were still ripening in the lane, the red and black glistening jewels punctuating the greenness; buzzards mewed overhead. Otherwise. Silence.

Sitting at the top of the hill, with butterflies dancing in the light breeze it was just the usual breath-taking views; the peace; the stillness; the pleasure of taking a deep breath and letting it s-l-o-w-l-y out…

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After days of driving along some of Britain’s busiest motorways and A roads I could feel myself relaxing once more and wondering whether I really need to leave this place again.

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41 thoughts on “Trencrom Hill: home again

      1. The day we went to Land’s End it was beautiful until we got to Breage and suddenly it was foggy. It cleared away again, but not until after we had stopped to take photos of St Michael’s Mount.

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      2. Yes, sometimes there will be fog on one coast and sun on the other. And when the sun shines it is glorious 🙂 So what did you think of Land’s End then?

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      3. Land’s End was a little disappointing. The scenery was wonderful but we were dismayed to find that we could get in free but the car cost 6 pounds! Convert that to Australian dollars…$11. And it was all very commercialised and tacky. We ignored all that and just looked at the scenery, except for the Shaun the Sheep display. That was really good. Very interesting to see all the behind the scenes and read the history behind Aardman. We are Shaun fans so we did enjoy seeing all that.

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      4. I haven’t been since 1991 when I took 3 of my children there, and although commercialised we did actually enjoy the film about The Lost Land of Lyonnesse – we came out of the exhibition to witness an incredible thunderstorm – lightning too! It was very dramatic. I don’t know if that is still running though.

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      5. I know the feeling. Single photo posts are easy, the longer ones take time and thought. And you are in your spring too so wanting to be outdoors I imagine.

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      6. In the two weeks we’ve been home we’ve had my mother’s 80th birthday party, a weekend away and this coming weekend we have a family wedding. We got home Saturday and I went back to work Tuesday. I feel like I hit the ground running. Hopefully after this weekend it will be less busy.

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  1. You had some wonderful weather to lift those photos, Jude. I know what you mean about driving a lot, and returning home to the routine of peace and quiet too.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

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    1. Apart from the day I arrived back and the following day, which were wet and foggy, it has been rather lovely this last fortnight – calm, sunny, though getting cooler, with just a few showers this weekend. Of course you will be experiencing that easterly wind more.

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  2. I clicked on your WPC: Relax post and imagine my surprise to see this post at the bottom. I spent a winter in the cottage at the foot of Trencrom Hill many years ago. At that time, the cottage had only an open fireplace for heat and when it rained, water ran down the interior walls. Golden days! But the walk up the hill and the view from the top were and, from your photos, still are magical – Virginia Wolff’s lighthouse in one direction and St. Michael’s Mount the other way. Thanks for the very nice photos and the memories.

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    1. I don’t suppose it has changed much around here for years – and that view is still the same 🙂

      Thanks for popping in Graham and leaving a comment, I’m glad this brought back good memories.

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