A very long walk


It's taken a while to drive to Cape Cornwall. Traffic was held up by roadworks and we all felt too hot in the car. Look at the sea, Budleigh, and breathe in the wonderful fresh air.
The headland was purchased by Mr Heinz who was famous for his baked beans. He bought it for the nation and handed it over to the National Trust. Aren't we lucky?

Those rocks are The Brisons, a familiar landmark to sailors. Some people think they look like General de Gaulle lying in his bath. Funny.
Keep going. We have to walk down and down a very narrow rocky track. Then we'll have a rest and some lunch - your favourite moment of the day.

Well done, Budleigh. You've found us the perfect picnic bench. Now we have an even better view of the General.

We're having pasties for lunch today: steak pasty for Hugh, vegetable and cheese for me. No prizes for guessing which one you'd like to share.

You must wait and then you must ask nicely for a piece.

Paw please. Good boy. Now listen while I tell you what I've read on the bag - you're eating a piece of history!
Warren's Bakery is the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the whole world. They began baking them in 1860 and now their pasties, bread and cakes are sold all over the West Country. There's nothing like a warm pasty when you're hungry. They are real miner's fare.

While we're thinking about the millions of pasties Warren's have made in 150 years, some people are simply staring at the sea. Aren't those stones and boulders impressive? So rounded and so huge.
The sea's too rough today for paddling. Let's turn back now.

The downside to going down is that you must go up - if you see what I mean.
You look mighty tired, Budleigh, good little dog.

See how far we are from Cape Cornwall. The tall building is on that sticking out bit. Isn't the sea a fabulous colour?
Have a run on the grass then we're going back home.