Saturday, 19 June 2010

Newquay

Back home again from a few days away to the English seaside, down in the far South-West. Malcolm and I decided to have a 'traditional' English seaside holiday in Newquay and hoped for good weather! In the end, the weather was wonderful, the sun shone (after the first day when it was a little cloudy). In the sun, it was warm and wonderful, there was a stiff, northerly wind blowing most of the week which took the edge off the temperatures if you were exposed to it, but altogether, a brilliant break away. There will be many pictures of our break in the days to come, many of which will feature the fine and colourful flowers which are bursting out all over the place. Among the best are the Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris) which is a member of the Pinks family and add a splash of bright, white among the Thrift and Vetches on the cliff-tops.
The pale, yellow Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) added another bit of colour to the scene as it waved in the breeze.
Malcolm was enjoying the views along the cliffs, to the white sand beaches and the blue, blue sea.
All of the lanes and paths were lined by the most vibrant pink flowers of the Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber). A tall plant, the flowers range from the deepest pink, through paler, 'candy-floss' pink up to pure white and were most handsome nodding in the wind. Who could ask for anything better?
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