I have never been to this beach.

I have never even heard of it.

I had no knowledge of its existence, until I was using Google maps for the blog “Locked down into Paying/Denying Attention”

With surprise, I realised the coast line where I live, looks nothing like how I have been imagining it.

I am preparing a quest.


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In preparation for Attempt 2 of Questing for Forest Cove, I went down to Landcove beach, from where I will be able to access Forest Cove at low tide. I hadn’t checked the tide times and so it was inaccessible at that time of day.

While I was there I played in the caves.
I took some photos on my phone, as you can see my iPhone GPS has pinned it incorrectly:

Image: Screenshot. Misplaced Landcove 50°18’49.9″N 3°37’00.1″W

I googled where my iPhone thought it was & how far off the mark it is:

Image: Screenshot. Saint-Martin-des-Champs, France. Google Maps 2020.
Image: Screenshot. Saint-Matin-des-Champs. Google Maps. 2020.

I’m finding that technology is the thing that hits me hardest with stark reminders of our immobility in lockdown. The above being an example.
Another being daily Instagram and Facebook ‘Memories’.


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Highlights.

-Common Cock Pheasant. Phasianus colchicus.
-Red Fox. Vulpes Vulpes.
-Doe. Female Roe Deer. Capreolus capreolus.
-Red-tailed bumblebee. Bombus lapidaries.
-Herring Gull. Larus argentatus.
-Thrift/Sea Pinks. Armeria maritima
-Stag. Male Roe Deer. Capreolus capreolus.
-Bluebell. Hyacinthoides non-scripta.

Image: Bombus lapidarius. FSC 2019


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