14th May 2016..walk to Hannafore

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Today’s walk was in a blustery wind. The resident gulls are regarded as a nuisance, and indeed can get quite aggressive.. We have seen a few successful dive-bombings on visitor’s pasties, chips or ice-cream which can be quite dramatic for the 20160514_104128people involved. The weather didn’t stop the races around a course just outside Looe harbour marked out with buoys…these take place every week in Summer. The end of our regular walk sees us opposite Looe island which is a nature reserve after being donated to a Trust by the two sisters who lived there for many years. We haven’t visited yet (there are constant boat trips from Looe), but at certain times of very low tide you can walk across to the island from Hannafore. Apparently on the opposite side of the island there is quite a large seal colony, and we notice that the glass-bottom boats stop near the island over some of the many reefs. The rocky foreshore at Hannafore holds hundreds of rock pools some quite large, and we often see collectors. Talking to one man he was gathering sea lettuce and other goodies for his restaurant, it must be very satisfying to have free fresh produce.20160518_172519.jpg

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