It's called Rambling in Britain, Bush Walking in Australia, Tramping in NZ and Hiking in America.

Whatever it's called, welcome to my blog which is simply about journeys and life..... It shares stories, tales and thoughts, in prose, verse, photo and video. WALK ON RAMBLER


Wednesday, September 29, 2010


While I was travelling to St Ives...sorry wrong St Ives..this is the Cornish version and not the St Ives with the wives.
However it is a beautiful coastal town on the west coast and we have arrived after 6 days of pretty solid coastal walking.

Coastal walking means up and down  but from the ups we have seen some magnificent country side  and seascape.  Rugged cliffs with scary descents as thecoastal track inches by the frightening drops.

On the second day the wind was fierce and when we later learned it was the tail of a hurricane we shook our heads as we were blown on that day all over...lucky it was blowing the other way from the cliffs.

The Bed and  Breakfasts have been a treat and I have almost been able to reist the large English breakfasts which have slowed down my walking.

We are going to do a little more bus shuttling packs as the journey goes. One hundred K's up and another 3 to go to Falmouth.

Walk on through the rain with a song in your heart as the English sing from the stands

.........and maybe a Cornish pasty as  well

Happy Trails

Friday, September 17, 2010


Cape Cornwall, St Just in Penwith
"St Just in the Penwith area of Cornwall is famous for its historic tin mines that line the landscape – a reminder of its industrial past. Among the relics is a chimney that sits atop the headland at Cape Cornwall – the only cape that exists outside Scotland. Thanks to the combined efforts of those who maintain and manage the site, it’s now possible to walk around its summit. "

We set off for the South West Coast Path in Cornwall hoping to complete 300km from Padstow to Falmouth.
I have not put as much preparation into this walk as the camino but we are hoping that we can build up as we go and enjoy what appears to be a fantastic coastscape