Photos this time by Helen and Norma, words by Norma.
After the atrocious weather the last few days, we were all expecting to get a soaking today as it was still pouring down at 9.15.! But the rain stopped. Patches of blue sky appeared but with some ominous dark grey areas threatening…
We strolled down through NT Coleton Fishacre gardens admiring the many interesting Spring flowers and trees.
Fragrant Daphne and Viburnums, magnificent Magnolias, Daffodils, Helibore, Azaleas, huge Rhododendron, amazing Bamboo and Dicksonia tree ferns…
At the bottom of the valley we accessed the coastal path and made our way westward…then zigzagging upwards through the trees and out on to the high open path. We made frequent stops to catch our breath and enjoy the fabulous views of Pudcombe Cove and cliffs far below and the rugged Mew Stone ahead.
Then upwards, flanked by beautiful gorse, to the fields. Along the lane and back down the driveway to Coleton.
After lunch, we toured the 1920’s Arts & Craft house – the country home of the D’oyly Carte with its elegant Art Deco interiors. And, guess what? It hammered down. We were so lucky!!
Above photos by Helen ……..Photos below by Norma (2 sets)
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