A rainy Easter weekend – what better way to spend in than by searching the fields of Cornwall in an attempt to find hidden boxes of tupperware. Yes, I allude to the skilful sport of geocaching, in which the hunter must use their keen eye in spotting pieces of plastic carefully placed in various gorse bushes all across the country.
I had a free afternoon on this Easter weekend and decided to head to Roche Rock in search of geocaches. It served as a double purpose, because I would also get the chance to visit Roche Rock.
Roche Rock is a beautiful location: moorland surrounds a tor (the Rock itself), on which sits the ruins of a chapel built in the early 15th century. The history stretches back to 1409 in which a group of locals decided on the (assumedly) tricky task of building on top of such an elevated position. The chapel itself has been in ruins for more than 250 years, but the remains bring to life a forgotten time. Various legends and myths are connected to the ruins, but it is more incredible to consider just how it was constructed in the first place.
The photos attached to this post fail to do Roche Rock justice. I will be re-visiting the place again in the summer: I failed to find a piece of tupperware. Therefore the geocaching mission must go on. At least it gives me another excuse to visit the ruins of the chapel and take more photographs.