poetry and prose about place

return to the shore (day 54 and 55)

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For a few days of my virtual travel along the Cornwall coast, I haven’t been seeing much of the coast.  This is because my route took me inland, to skirt the tributaries of the Helford River.  Now, though, I am travelling along the coast again.


7-54 and 55

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


7-54  December 4, 2013  35 minutes  3.0 km  (from Porthoustock to St. Keverne)


This is the famous Lizard Coast, called, not for the serpentine rock in the area, or for any reptile, but after the Cornish word meaning ‘high court’ (Lys Ardh).  I have seen a few references to the Lizard, including this sign in St. Keverne …


sign showing a lizard in St. Keverne (image from Street View)


7-55  December 6, 2013  35 minutes  3.0 km  (from St. Keverne to Coverack)


I haven’t attempted many people in my paintings, but in the watercolour below, I tried to capture a couple of the many people I saw enjoying the walk along the coastal road in Coverack.  With artists’ licence, I paired two people who in real-life have likely never met one another !!!!


December 10, 2013  'walking in Coverack'   Jane Tims

December 10, 2013 ‘walking in Coverack’ Jane Tims


Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

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  1. I hope you introduced them properly…



    December 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    • Hi. They will never know that they met (virtually) and what a wonderful life they could have had together!!!! Jane


      jane tims

      December 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm

  2. Hi Jane. I enjoy your posts and read them each day even though I don’t have much time for comments. My mother is still here with us and requires a lot of care. Thanks for your daily travels and the paintings and observations you share. It is helpful to me to imagine other places and to escape through your blog posts.


    Carol Steel

    December 11, 2013 at 7:09 am

    • Hi Carol. I look forward to hearing from you, even infrequently. I hope your time with your Mom creates some good memories and that you are able to take some time for yourself. Jane


      jane tims

      December 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm

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