Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Favourite Cornish Walk - Frenchman's Creek

I must begin this post with a confession...there are more beautiful walks in Cornwall but DH proposed to me while we were taking this walk so it will always be my favourite.

Yesterday we began the walk from the beginnings of the walk where you find a little cottage tucked away....



The tide was out but even in the short time we were walking the speed of it's return was astounding and always catches me off guard.


The setting for the book I am writing at the moment is a cottage at the mouth of the creek and as I walked I could almost physically feel the story spinning and weaving in my head. I wanted to pull it out and look at it but it might disappear. I know from the past that little things with begin to emerge as I pound the keys...





I don't write notes on walks like yesterday's - maybe I should, but some times it's just good to feel. However I do think my pictures act as notes...I find myself snapping pictures of the strangest details....close up of ferns growing on trees, the thick rope like vines twisting up the oaks that sweep to the water, the sculptural feel of the fallen trees... It all feeds the creative well.









6 comments:

Bru said...

Beautiful walk! Love this part of Cornwall - well, if I'm truthful, I love ALL Cornwall, and am deeply envious of anyone who resides there. But, Liz, I was only joking when I threatened to land on your doorstep demanding your guest room - honest ;)
Lovely photos ...
thank you.
Bru

liz fenwick said...

You'd be hard pressed to fit in here right now we're so full up!

It is a fabulous part of the world and I'm lucky it speaks to me so creatively...

lx

Leatherdykeuk said...

Lovely!

Flowerpot said...

Oh yes Iknow that so well Liz!

Debs Carr said...

How romantic to be proposed to in such glorious surroundings. I've never been there but it looks beautiful.

Lyn McCulloch said...

Fabulous pix, Liz.