Coast Path Walking In October- Port Quin To Port Isaac

The weather here was stunning on Saturday so John and I set out to do a little coast path walking. I sometimes forget how close we are to the sea and I’m still a little surprised when I hear seagulls right outside our door. One of the closest coastal locations is Port Quin, which is about ten miles from us. I thought you might like a Monday distraction to go with your coffee or tea break depending on the part of the world you call home. These appear in the order of our journey. I hope you enjoy the walk.

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This sign tells us that we are close, but we’re not driving to Port Isaac, we are walking in, so we veer to the left and head down to a parking spot in Port Quin.

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Taking the left towards Port Quin.

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Port Quin as you see above is tiny. There’s not much there anymore, but what is still there is lovely. It used to be a thriving fishing village until something happened that changed everything. It’s worth going here to find out why.

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You pick up the path to Port Isaac here going between the old cottages leading up and out of Port Quin.

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Almost immediately you begin to see amazing views.

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A shot of me wearing my Tilley hiking hat and carrying my Canon Powershot G9.

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I’m dragging along behind John taking pictures of almost everything. Can you see me down there?  All along the fence, there were spiderwebs with no spiders. I must have passed 30 or 40 empty webs like the one below.

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In the photos above and below you can see a series of steps that go straight up or down if you’re lucky.

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I was amazed to see how many flowers were still blooming along the path.

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John takes a break so I can snag a photo.

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This was the view he was seeing from where he was sitting in the photo above.

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More flowers in October…growing wild.

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Our approach to Port Isaac as seen from above.

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This bee impressed me with his pollen boots.

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Viewing the harbor from Port Isaac.

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John heading back to Port Quin.

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Again…honeysuckle flowers in October. I always thought of these as a flower for spring.

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Returning to Port Quin…coming back by what I think of as the back way.

Remember to stop by tomorrow for Tell Me A Story Tuesday. If you’d like to participate in TMAST, go here to see the pictures and choose a topic sentence. Post your story on your blog and let me know so I can link it here.

9 thoughts on “Coast Path Walking In October- Port Quin To Port Isaac

  1. I am greeeeeeeen, the colour of envy, jealousy and covetousness….

    lovely blog and gorgeous photos. Cheered me up this dark Monday evening.

    xxx

  2. Hey Elizabeth,

    Beautiful, absolutely stunning………………………………you get to take all that in & I get to stay home & wait for a plasterer to turn up & give me a quote!!

    Take care lovely, Suzanne xXx

  3. Gorgeous photos. Great place to walk. I posted some shots from the desert wilderness west of Albuquerque. Different scenery; equally gorgeous to me. Thanks!

  4. wonderful post, Elizabeth. I especially enjoyed how you brought your focus in and out: the macro of the flowers (and that bee! oh my) and the broad scenery, and everything in between.

    That they maintain this path is a lovely thing. My husband and I enjoy walks in different ways: he isn’t keen on walking uphill, so he lags behind; my knees have arthritis, so on the downhill, I lag behind. And we both get to take pictures. 😉

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