|Views from Kynance Cove|
|One of those white buildings is the cafe we were heading to|
There are two ways to get down to the beach. You can either take a long winding path down to the cafe or take the stairs straight down to the beach. We took the latter which proved to be a risky choice as the steps were steep and loose gravel made them a bit slippy. It was the rope bridge at Heligan all over again for me as I steadied my balance and nerves as I made my way down. Once down, I could relax and admire the rock formations and walk along the beautiful soft sand. There were a few small caves to explore too. I watched fulmars soar around the cliff faces to their nest sites and oystercatches were flying over the turquoise coloured sea.
|Looking out to sea|
|One of the caves to explore|
After walking back up via the long winding path (which was a lot easier than the steps), we arrived back at the car and took a short drive to Lizard Point. I was hoping to see choughs here. Choughs are black crows with red legs and bill which is curved. They are a rare bird which can only be seen along the western coast line of the UK and was once extinct here in Cornwall. In 2001, a few choughs began to recolonise The Lizard area. During my previous visit here in 2009, I actually got to see one. Today though, according to the volunteer managing the Chough Watchpoint building, they have moved about half a mile down the coast. I didn't get to see one this time round, but that didn't stop Mum from buying me a chough fridge magnet to rub it in.
|A Carrion Crow that I thought was a juvenile Chough at first|