In the memorable words of HM The Queen, today's walk, from Tintagel to Port Isaac, "is not one I shall look back upon with undiluted pleasure". Au contraire, it was heavily diluted with an incessant, driving, all-permeating rain, along with an accompanying wind, which, had it not been coming off the ocean, would have almost certainly blown me into it on more than one occasion. Gorse carpets most of the cliff top along this stretch of coast and much of it is shrouded with densely spun networks of spider webs, constructed horizontally and very effectively using the shrub's thorniness as an anchor against the harsh elements. Collecting heavy raindrops, this particular example was the most beautiful thing I saw on a sadly very unphotogenic day!
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