Thursday, 11 June 2009

Bird racing

Its not all surf and sun in Sennen,occasionally there is the serious business of Pigeon Racing. The Grand National of bird racing departed from Sennen this morning, 4000 highly trained pigeons, with the determination of top class atheletes, left the beautiful shores of West Cornwall to head back to Northern Ireland, a five hour trip as the pigeon flies. As in any race you have those that refuse to jump a hurdle or leave the starting gate. As I look out of my kitchen window there are four not so highly trained pigeons either wondering where all their mates went or decided that a holiday in Sennen was a better option than going home.

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