Wild and Windy

Tuesday October 27
Despite a southerly gale, we set off for Peninnis via Porthcressa and the newly surfaced, very steep, Buzza path.

In this very mild late Autumn, even for Scilly, the ivy still flowered, allowing a bee sp to feed and Pam to take this splendid photo.

Not a good day for the Peninnis walk, facing the gale along the exposed King Edward track along the top. Just through the stone gate towards the lighthouse at the southernmost tip, a single Snow Bunting fed on grass seeds in the lee of the wall.

It was very confiding but still a challenge for my Ixus.
The path down to Old Town has been much improved, thank goodness, with re-built concrete steps on the steepest most slippery parts.Pam spied a splendid orange fungus growing in clusters along the bank.

The waves crashing into the bay, high-flying spume reaching for the clifftop, made for spectacular views of Carn Leh Cove.

We lunched at the seats in front of OldTown churchyard, enjoying the view despite the wind. A birder's life.......
Ascending the steep steps to the monument at the top of the churchyard, we couldn't find any stick insects but did see our first Willow Warbler of October.
We'd had enough of the buffeting so called Spider to take us back as far as the Dairy for a -smaller this time -chocolate icecream. It's never too cold for icecream.

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