This is Polperro harbour, where the first lot of snaps were taken. The local beer and cider were well worth the trip. If you're ever in that part of Cornwall, try the Rattler.
Patella depressa - the Black-Footed Limpet.
The next set of snaps are from a natural bay, roughly two miles west of Looe Harbour. Here's the bay, with some oddly balanced stones, such that I can't quite tell if they were stacked by natural forces or drunken students.
The rocks here were clearly stratified, as though they'd been a loose sediment of mud once, but the strata are stuck together tightly, so that they don't come off in sheets like slate does. Many of them were streaked with veins of what appeared to be quartz. In most, the veins of quartz ran parallel to the main stone strata. Some defied this trend, and were more interesting for it.
And these two were gnarled up by forces I have not the wit to begin measuring, but they look cool.
We also found an awesome waterfall.
This unidentified arthropod had missing feet and claws, it's shell had turned entirely to firm jelly whilst (presumably) retaining most of it's shape and colour, and the thing had a stone stuck fast enough to it's bum that I didn't dare prise it off for fear of tearing the entire corpse in half.
Lastly, I realise that I've been off the topic of gardening these past couple posts, so here's Mike. I've given Mike a taller pot - taller, but not wider - to encourage downward root growth, pruned him and given him a bamboo stake to grow against.
I've also finally given the arbour a much needed functional upgrade - discreetly placed, of course - which should make it equal to the needs of a working garden...
Until next time :)