Monthly Photo Challenge: March Move

Not quite there yet, but light at the end of the tunnel and a visit to our new house last weekend was full of sunshine and blue skies. So nice that it seemed a shame to stay in the house and clean and plan, so we didn’t! Friday morning dawned bright and blue and we headed for the nearby Trencrom hill where you can get a view of both coasts. Mount’s Bay with the iconic St Michael’s Mount to the east and St Ives Bay with the Godrevy lighthouse to the west. And a view north along the coast as far as Padstow on a clear day.

Hayle beaches and the coastline to the north

Spying a field full of daffodils in the distance made me want to go and photograph one (field that is not a single daffodil) so we clambered back down the hill and got in the car and drove to one place where I remembered seeing daffodils a couple of years ago near Rinsey Head.

A bowl of chowder for lunch in the delightful village of Porthleven was followed by a walk to the Wheal Prosper engine house. A sunny day in Cornwall and all the stress melted away…

The Cardinal is continuing his photo project throughout 2016 – a blogging event, a monthly photo challenge. Read his blog for the new rules this year (he is running two versions) and to view his interpretation and those of other participants.


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

64 thoughts on “Monthly Photo Challenge: March Move”

  1. Cornwall in the sunshine takes some beating, Jude. I bet you can’t wait to get settled there. Here’s to a stress-free move.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. There were quite a few daffodil fields seen from the hill, but the one I headed for was bare. Luckily we spotted this one and I shoved the OH out for a shot of it! Apparently a dahlia farm close by too so that one I shall have to investigate. I think Cornwall will be bliss for me with my love of flowers!

  2. Oh, Jude, how fantastic! Just been on the phone to an old friend who was down that way in stunning weather a week or so ago….how coincidental, she mentioned Hayle…. Here’s to a good move, just as I experienced!!

    1. About the same time as we were there and it was lovely weather, we even got slightly sunburned! Methinks there must be a hole in the ozone like over NZ 😀

  3. Love the header with the daffodils. Yellow always makes me smile whether I’m aware of it or not. Love the rich colors in the ‘blue’ picture. Dazzling. Breathtaking. Gorgeous. 😀

    1. Yellow is so cheerful, I love seeing masses of daffodils like these and I’m sure I have a big smile on my face too 😀

  4. Oh what a gorgeous place you’ve chosen to move to, Jude. I can see that your legs and your camera are going to get lots of exercise. The “host of golden daffodils” is magnificent. 🙂

    1. I rather think they will Sylvia. Lots of places to explore. I have my walking boots and my walking pole at the ready… 😀

    1. Almost over the final hurdle Anabel. It has been tough this time around. But on the last leg now. This time next week and it will all be over (well apart from the unpacking at the other end, but that can wait…)

  5. It can’t be much longer can it? What a lovely time of year to move in, with the best seasons opening up to welcome you!
    I keep meaning to ask you and finally remembered at the right time, have you ever been to the Duchy nursery at Lostwithiel? It’s many, many years sine I went but it’s always stayed in my mind as being a bit special, with unusual offerings to be found 🙂

  6. Gobsmacked! 🙂 I’m going to sit on that cliff top and look one way till I get tired and have to look the other. How long will it take me to walk back to your place for tea? 🙂

    1. I’ll do a proper post on the hill once I am settled. Fingers a bit sore to type from all the cleaning and taping! And as you will be going downhill it will only take you about 5 minutes – cream tea do you?

    2. Ooh- sounds wonderful! 🙂 Just spotted this reply as I was wandering back here to see how you were doing. A strange and different Easter? But a good one I hope, and the start of many wonderful things to come.

      1. Very strange Easter. Doesn’t feel like a holiday at all. We usually come to Cornwall around this time for a spring break, but so far not much in the way of a break! Drive took 6 hours on Thursday! We couldn’t find any parking yesterday in St Ives! The cafe we went into for a late lunch stopped serving hot food as we arrived and the chippies were closed! Today was blowing a real hoolie and lashing it down, but I got all the floors cleaned, windows cleaned and all ready for furniture arriving on Wednesday. We’ll make up for it after the tourists return home 😀

        1. But they’ll be back! St. Ives in the off season only. We got the nice weather yesterday (I believe I predicted this- smug bugger!- but it was grey here again today) It’s not a holiday- it’s life! (and window cleaning 🙂 ). Hail and thunder tomorrow? Happy Easter! X

        2. Tomorrow, I presume? Happy Easter, Jude! We just had a wonderful dinner (if I say so myself 🙂 ) and the sun was shining radiantly till we got to the park. Skies opened and we walked back in hail stone. 😦

      2. Today! Set off around 1pm and got back at 5:30pm so pretty good going. Lots of sunshine and a few heavy showers, but fine from Bristol north. I saw a zillion rainbows! Drove under one, over one(!) and even through one! It was right across the road. And with all the spray near Exeter I was actually driving on one!! Exciting 🙂 Tomorrow is check everything is packed and that which isn’t will fit in the car! Not too much to do thankfully, but there is always more than it seems :-/

        1. Just back to check on you! 🙂 🙂 Have you now successfully made the leap to Cornwall and are living in an upstairs water closet? Hope the move went well. Waiting for an update. Patiently… taps foot! 🙂 🙂

  7. Look at all that yellow! Well that is a gorgeous sight for the color deprived who await a bloom yet weeks away. Lovely Jude.

    1. You have just got back from my favourite country you lucky thing! I loved visiting OZ at this time of year because I arrived home to the beginnings of spring. Sounds like you are still in winter mode 😦

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