Granite. Torre de Valdemanco, Sierra de La Cabrera

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More splendid granite walking country.

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Ahead are the three highest peaks of La Sierra de La Cabrera, Cancho de La Bola in the centre, Cancho Gordo to its right and Cancho Largo further right still. Cancho Largo is taller than Cancho Gordo by only 2 metres at 1.564 m (5,131 ft).

Porthcadjack. H. A. N. W. E. everyone!

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Samphire and Asparagus Islands, South West Peninsula Coast Path, Cornwall. (Godrevy Lighthouse on the horizon). Added to Project 21, quarterly offering; coastal scenes.

Sierra de La Cabrera granite

19 Aug 2015 38 34 144
Looking north across the Lozoya Valley

Yet another granite one!

30 Jun 2012 31 33 143
La Sierra de La Cabrera

North Cliffs between Basset Cove and Porthcadjack

01 Sep 2011 41 40 196
High summer, a Cornish beach. golden sands, a glorious day and not a soul!

Punky says hello!

12 Feb 2021 41 61 171
Punky feels at home in his new kitchen. He would also like you to admire his new hairstyle! I bought Punky years ago in a tiny pottery shop in Fore Street, Penryn, Cornwall and he had a different (smaller) cactus at that time. That one soon suffered from alopaecia and this is Punky's new hair. He is very proud of it!

More erosion / unstable cliff.

05 Aug 2014 46 36 182
Not far from Mutton Cove, Reskajeage, Cornwall.

H. A. N. W. E. everyone!

20 Aug 2012 42 39 177
Basset Cove, Cornwall. The path to the beach can be made out at the bottom left hand corner. It isn't for the vertiginous or the faint-hearted! Yet I have seen teams of surfers carry their boards down and back up and moving at a terrific pace! Sea carrot in the foreground.

Torre de Valdemanco. H. A. N. W. E. everyone!

24 Mar 2012 37 33 158
A cold but good day scrambling and walking in the Sierra de La Cabrera. The Torre de Valdemanco is the spire upper left. More visible from some angles than from others. Apparently it is possibe to scramble up it without a rope but I didn't fancy it, especially as the rock was very icy!

...Hmmmm... now let me see ... Yes, I'm sure the p…

08 Aug 2014 63 87 537
Photo taken in August 2014. I previously walked this stretch of coast path in the summer of 2010 and the path did indeed go straight across from this point! A massive land slip had occurred in those few years. Porthtowan and St Agnes Beacon can be seen. First posted on ipernity in 2018. Better on large.

Bat-friendly capped mineshafts.

08 Aug 2014 41 55 169
Near Porthtowan, Cornish coast path. These mineshafts would once have been capped with concrete but now they are given grilles to enable access for the colonies of bats that use them.

Carn Brae Castle in the fret (mist) and heather

08 Jul 2011 41 62 179
Carn Brae, Redruth, Cornwall. (One of the very few photos of Cornwall not previously uploaded on ipernity. I did post a few of these on Pano which one or two of you may remember.)

Spring revisited no 5. Poppy field, Algete

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Algete, Madrid province, poppy field. May 2015. Upload feature now up and running again so this may be the last of my 'spring revisited' series for the time-being. (Or maybe not! Time will tell!).

Chun Quoit

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Chun Quoit (quoit = Cornish for dolmen). Although small, it is the best preserved quoit in Cornwall. All the others have dislodged capstones or some other disturbance. These are presumed to be burial chambers but no burial remains have ever been found. They were all originally buried under a mound of stones and earth but erosion in the harsh environment of West Penwith and the action of tomb robbers has meant that you can see the vestiges of the mound only at one quoit; here, at Chun. Estimated to be approx. 6,000 years old. Sited in Morvah parish, West Penwith, Cornwall. Misspelt Quiot on Google maps! Photo; July 20, 2012.

St Agnes' Head from Tubby's Head

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Lichen and rock samphire in the foreground. Taken July 2012 and first posted on ipernity 2016.

Still in love after all these millennia!

15 Apr 2012 42 55 707
More granite shapes. La Sierra de La Cabrera. Shot taken in 2012 and first posted here in 2017. ***HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY IPERNITY FRIENDS. FINGERS CROSSED FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN ALL THINGS!!!***

Penberth Cove, Cornwall

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Penberth Cove, Southwest Peninsula Coast Path, Cornwall. Taken August 2015, re-posted December 2020. For Pam.

Vulture flight school ('Keep up at the back!')

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***'Watch the Master and learn!'*** Griffon Vultures, Cancho de La Bola, Sierra de La Cabrera. Granite. Madrid Province This one again (first shown on ipernity in 2016), simply because it is a favourite of mine.

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