bunn (bunn) wrote,

Mount Edgecumbe on a Saturday

We decided to go over to Mount Edgecumbe on Saturday, since the weather forecast was good.  Of course, when Saturday arrived, it was snowing, but we thought let's go anyway.  And in fact it was quite pleasant down by the sea, although it would have been a sunnier day today.  Here's the folly and Drake's Island and Plymouth in the background.

Rosie is expressing her objection to the cold wind, despite her warmest coat, through the medium of Sitting And Looking Away Disapprovingly.

Brythen had a coat on too, but I never seem to manage to take a good photo of Brythen in his coat.  He doesn't look good in clothes, and also he tends to walk in a comedy manner when wearing them, with very short steps.  Perhaps I should video him instead.  It was bitter that day though, he needed the coat.

The camellias are in flower already in the woods.

We took a wander along the coastline, and found the harbour breakwater, and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Ruler.
As usual there were no dolphins in the bay.  I always look for them and never see one!

And then we went to the Stables and had lunch.  I like the fact that the Stables has been very roughly converted from a stable, so you sit in a loosebox and there are hayracks everywhere.  Rosie and Brythen very much liked this dachshund.  It was disapproving of them, until it saw that they had sausages, and then it was very envious!

I liked this set of Tinner's Rabbits on the stable wall.   I think the Tinner's Rabbits are more traditionally seen up on Dartmoor but clearly these were having a day out by the seaside.

We were impressed by what Plymouth Council has done with Mount Edgecumbe.  It's the kind of stately home and estate that you more often see in the hands of the National Trust or English Heritage, rather than a local council, but it's interesting to see how differently the council have done things.  You can get there from the city by ferry-boat, and it's all full of tiny microbusinesses doing things like Frisbee Golf and different sorts of art and sculpture, and running Segue machines around the park, and the cafe is affordable, with very excellent food and really properly dog friendly.  It was humming with people too, busier than it was even five years ago, which is quite an achievement for the council, I think.  Well done them.

And today as well as dogwalking,  I cleaned the kitchen and made an apple crumble, which both count as an Achievement of a sort.
Tags: dogs, lurchers, plymouth, tamar valley, walks, wittering
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