Mikey and Blooms at
enjoying Mikey’s flying (I thought Geoff was a natural).
landing, I went to take in the blooms.
and then a treat.............
Bob (as Sabby calls him, although
Geoff disagrees) enjoyed ‘his’
delicious lunch we set off with Sabby acting as guide and Geoff as chauffeur,
our first stop was at Siblyback Lake.
says: Siblyback Lake offers an unrivalled lakeside
3-mile circuit for walking, running, cycling or birdwatching – surrounded by the
striking backdrop of Bodmin Moor. There are plenty of facilities on-site,
including the fabulous Rock Hopper café that has indoor and outdoor seating and
a children’s play area
History of the
lake: Siblyback Lake was constructed
in the late 1960’s, and the dam completed in 1969. The need for the reservoir
came about due to the increasing demand on water supplies. One early proposal
was to dam the main Fowey valley itself, upstream from Golitha Falls which would
have flooded a very large part of the valley – including all the farms and
livelihoods along the way. Thankfully this proposal wasn’t approved and although
the building of Siblyback Lake caused some minor destruction of farming
properties it wasn’t anywhere near the same scale as the Fowey valley
Off we set to
walk to the dam, the sheep provided a lovely April
scene, Sabby and Bear.
Geoff settled to
make a smashing picture.
Back we went as the
rain clouds threatened. Onward to some local, ancient places of
ALL IN ALL