World’s End

We’ve been to World’s End quite a few times, but on this visit decided to take a loop we usually skip. It was a nice surprise.

The weather was unseasonably warm on Saturday, and extremely humid. Later it rained and washed all of the humidity away (whew!). But while it was so miserable, we wanted to be close to the water where there might be a breeze. And of course some flowers. World’s End is a former estate, so you see random things like crab apples and daffodils where someone planted them on purpose ages ago, and they’re still going strong.

DSC_0402

DSC_0403

Like these trees – planted in nice straight rows along a carriage road. Now everything has grown up around them, but they’re still standing neat and orderly among the chaos.

DSC_0409

Here Yen has climbed down onto the beach and is picking up trash. He can’t help himself. I just wish it wasn’t necessary so often. How can people throw things out in such a beautiful spot?

DSC_0416

DSC_0417

And there’s the belly! I’m still going strong with the hikes, though. Slow, but I’m not letting a little extra baggage stop me.

DSC_0421

DSC_0422

You can see that we were there for absolute lowest tide.

DSC_0426

DSC_0427

DSC_0432

As I mentioned above, random daffodils.

DSC_0433

DSC_0434

Here’s a little Hobbiton road.

DSC_0435

DSC_0436

I rested on a bench for a while, and five vultures flew over looking for something to eat. I wasn’t there¬†that long.

DSC_0446

DSC_0448

DSC_0454

DSC_0455
Not pictured here is when we stopped to watch a little stoat hunting for tasty creatures. She was so busy and thorough!

DSC_0459

DSC_0468

DSC_0482

DSC_0489

Another bench for resting. I’m so grateful for them. Yen has promised that after I’m gone, he’ll create a memorial bench for me so other people can stop and rest.

DSC_0490