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a holiday by the sea 7-2

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a view along the coast near Freathy … note the houses down the hill nearer the ocean (image from Street View)

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map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)

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My virtual biking trip along the Cornwall coast has me totally enchanted.  I love the rugged landscape, the hills (huff, puff), and the huge variety of wildflowers …

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a view of the rugged coast and the yellow Gorse growing along the road (image from Street View)

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Today’s drive along the Military Road showed me that the people love to spend recreational time along this coast.  There are vacation communities …

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a vacation community (image from Street View)

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Homes and cottages were downhill from the road.  I am sure you could step from the road to one of these rooftops!

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a view of houses along the road (image from Street View)

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The cottages were small, not much bigger than our own cabin …

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cabins overlooking the ocean (image from Street View)

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Best View: acres of Gorse along the road …

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a ‘learning-watercolor’ note:  the first painting below was done on 140 lb paper made for watercolor.  The second painting was done on sketch paper of much lighter weight.  The second painting is wrinkled (see dark shadows in the left and right margins).  This is called ‘cockling’ and can be prevented by stretching lighter papers before painting.  I tape the edges of my paintings on a hard surface prior to painting.

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July 3, 2013 “Military Road, Cornwall coast’ Jane Tims

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July 3, 2013 ‘Gorse’ Jane Tims

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Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

July 19, 2013 at 7:00 am

wildflowers along the road

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I have completed Phase 4 of my virtual bike ride through France!  My entire ride (Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4) since January 30, 2013  has taken me from Lusignan to Ferrières for a total of  116 km or 1155 minutes (19.2 hours).

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Phase 4 mapquest map

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The last bike ride of Phase 4 took me through the countryside east of Ferrièrres …

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The theme seemed to be one of wildflowers.  I saw Queen Anne’s Lace, Fireweed, and, best of all, Poppies, along the edge of the fields …

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I also saw a roadside shrub in yellow bloom.  Since the images were taken in May, I think these flowers were Gorse …

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I also saw a flock of sheep grazing in a pasture …

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Best View: a flower garden in Courçon …

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For Phase 5 of my trip, I plan to cycle from Ferrières to Nieul-sur-Mer, near the Atlantic Coast of France.  Hope you will stay with me on my journey!

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Phase 5 map

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

May 6, 2013 at 7:28 am

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