St. Nectan’s Falls
On one of our trips to Cornwall, we decided to seek out St Nectan’s Glen.
Not realising there was a short cut, we took the long walk through the fields along a small path to get to the Falls. Single file small!
There were cliffs to one side, the other a sheer drop that was full of trees, nothing soft to break a fall. I moaned all the way there, to find the waterfall at the end, the most wonderful sight.
Jaye had stepped into her own paradise, her love of water. It was plain to see, her face lit up as if the sun shone where there was none.
We noticed people high on a ridge, at the top of the waterfall.
Jaye has a fear of heights, but that day she conquered it, to get as close as she could to the top of the Falls. I am not kidding when I say that there was barely room for a pigeon on this ridge. There we were, my entire family, along with any future grandchildren I might have, vanished in fear.
Squeezing past people coming down was the moment I realised just how dangerous this was. Even now, when I think about it, I remember the nightmares I suffered. I still believe we were fools to have climbed up there.
We found our way to the small hut where St Nectan lived out his days. We signed the visitor book. Back on the flat ground, I gave a sigh of relief. Never again, I said, more times than I can count.
The thing I remember most was the deafening sound of the water and how cold it felt. Would I go again?
Maybe, but taking the shortcut, and no climbing high…
(This was Anita’s memory of the day I posted about HERE )