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On the way to Vale of Leven today the obligatory stop at John's wagon at the top of the Rest and be Thankful for a mug of tea and an egg banjo had me wondering if General Wade's soldiers would have ever thought that their road was still in use 269 years later (albeit with some resurfacing!)

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It runs along the left side . You can just make it out above the light green area in the middle.

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5 hours ago, Gorby said:

Is that fresh snow Martin or still left over from winter?

Still remaining from the winter and today is 1 st of May...I am wondering how much snow there was in winter time...2 meters?

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Once Minxie was recovered to the garage took the Landy out and views from Porthleven.

East towards Loe Bar beach (centre) and The Lizard Peninsula in the distance

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West towards Menspants (Penzance)

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A chip thief

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Trebah Gardens today. 

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I've posted images of these two before but with the anniversary of D Day on the horizon I thought I might as well show a reminder.

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A very obliging robin.

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The path on the other side of the lake was where US Army vehicles once drove down in order to embark on landing craft for D-Day.

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Wild garlic in plentiful supply.

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Flora Day in Helston yesterday. The first one in 3 yrs due to Covid. A lot pre Christian and Christian celebratory stuff and much merriment. No I wasn't in the procession but 'The Blue Anchor' on occasion.

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St Michael's Mount today.

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Yayy! Minxie the Moocher was out and about today snarling and growling her way around SW Cornwall-land. Got her up to 65 at one point with room to spare. And another opportunity to 'clear the pipes' was thwarted by yes, you guessed it, a ruddy Jazz crawling at 45.

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Driving through Vámosszabadi in Hungary the other day I saw this tucked away in a yard.

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Unfortunately it turned out to be a replica.

Also in the yard was this submarine. Alleged to be an ex military one converted for tourist use. Yard all closed up so nobody to ask.

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On the way back into Slovakia, I just had to stop here. To misquote, in a Loyd Grossman voice, an old TV programme

Who lives in a village named this?

 

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I forgot this one for @Che Guava Why would a children's plaything in Gyor, Hungary have a Percival Vega Gull registration ?

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2 hours ago, RWG686 said:

Driving through Vámosszabadi in Hungary the other day I saw this tucked away in a yard.

Swr0V04P_o.jpg

Unfortunately it turned out to be a replica.

Also in the yard was this submarine. Alleged to be an ex military one converted for tourist use. Yard all closed up so nobody to ask.

5hZDguOi_o.jpg

On the way back into Slovakia, I just had to stop here. To misquote, in a Loyd Grossman voice, an old TV programme

Who lives in a village named this?

 

j48Pi89e_o.jpg

 

I forgot this one for @Che Guava Why would a children's plaything in Gyor, Hungary have a Percival Vega Gull registration ?

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Is there a kit?

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On 4/26/2022 at 4:40 PM, dixieflyer said:

@RWG686, thanks!  It sounds delicious. I wish I had this choice while in the field during exercises. "Hmmm, powdered eggs, or an MRE?" 😝

Egg Banjos were a base thing rather than a field thing, holding your egg banjo in one hand while you wipe freshly dripped egg off your shirt, looking like you're playing a Banjo, Patrol bases in NI had a hot plate going 24- 7 with a large tray of eggs and bread baps for self use. Lovely before catching some shut eye after a late foot patrol.

Picture shows North Howard Street Mill SF base West Belfast from the air 1984. It's all been demolished and developed now. Better days for the People of Northern Island.

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Out and about with the memsahib in the Moocher today and got her up to 75 whilst overtaking a 'real' car. Well, when I say real it was a VW 'pup' crawling at 55. Anyway, at Enys house and gardens with the bluebells having their last hurrah of the season so a load of flower phots.

The side of the house with some of the former working buildings. The house is a very long term restoration project. Once used by the Dutch Navy during the Second World War.

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The clock tower. I tried hard not to get the Portaloo in shot.

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A view down into fern gulley. There was a pond at the bottom which seemed good for toads. I like toads.

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Part of the gardens.

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A very tall gingko tree. Believed to be the tallest in England or Cornwall or both.

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The start of the bluebell sea.

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An obliging bee.

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White flowers, heavily scented.

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Memsahib (in 1/1 scale)

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Camelia.

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A blue flower. Possibly a variety of agapanthus?

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Daisies. The bright patch is literally a sea of white daisies in the sunlight.

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A mighty oak.

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Bluebells and wild garlic.

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A primrose having a last fling in the light.

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The swathe of bluebells is huge. People come here just to see them.

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Silver Birch and bluebells.

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Apple blossom. Heritage variety Cornish Honeypip which are sold later in the year. I've had some from here before.

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Daisy pathway.

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Wild garlic amongst the goose grass. Both of which are edible.

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Yellow poppy.

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Bluebells and buttercups.

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