Sunday Afternoon Walks

9 Jan

It was a gorgeous, crisp, sunny day today so we set off for Bodmin Moor. Our first stop was Dozmary Pool.

Some people claim that Dozmary is the place where Sir Bedivere threw Excalibur and the home of the lady of the lake. I expressed my doubts, and a great debate about Cornwall vs Wales as the home of King Arthur ensued. I don’t think we’re likely to settle that one any time soon.

Here’s how Aubrey Beardsley depicted the mysterious arm receiving Excalibur from Bedivere:

And here’s N.C. Wyeth’s interpretation

What do you think?

Unfortunately, we were only able to walk around part of the pool because it was so wet and muddy. I was up to my ankles in squoodge and the squoodge was threatening to pull off my boots, so we retreated. From there, we went to nearby Colliford Lake, actually a reservoir, to continue our walk.

The walk was absolutely lovely and relatively dry, which is always a plus in my book:

Then, to top things off, we met these beauties on the way home:

We finally got home, tired and muddy and well-deserving of a roast dinner and a relaxing night in front of the fire.

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2 Responses to “Sunday Afternoon Walks”

  1. Hannah January 9, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    The perfect Sunday! Sounds wonderful and I’m envious…

  2. Trace January 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    I love the Wyeth one, with the swans.

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