Monday 2 October 2023

Cornwall 2023

A week ago we were in our beloved Cornwall ( sigh! ) and I'm still thinking about that fair county as I'm sitting here in the rain swept Shire after a day back at work.

We had a couple of days in Newquay so we could spend some time with Sophie and then we drove down to the other coast for a couple of days on the Lizard peninsula. The first photo above is of the beautiful Lizard Point, the most Southerly part of the UK mainland. We hadn't been there since 2015, so the visit was long overdue. It's a very special place for us and we were so glad to be there, especially with such gorgeous weather.

Here are a few shots of wonderful Watergate Bay, just a few miles up the coast from Newquay, one of our favourite beaches and a surfer's paradise. ( We weren't tempted into the water but watched people "wiping out" from the security of a lovely restaurant overlooking the beach. ) Oh yeah, Miska the owl came along too for a photo opportunity...

The day before, we'd taken Sophie to St Ives for a day out. Here are Sarah and I on the harbourside, just after watching a seal frolicking in the waves, to the delight of us tourists.

 We stayed in a lovely hotel in Lizard village called The Top House Inn, a 200-year old pub which was very welcoming and had proper Cornish vibes, especially when a folk group started playing old songs in the bar. It couldn't have felt more authentic. It was the kind of old Cornish village where the neighbours have an actual Royal Navy helicopter in the back garden. Because why not?

Ah, Cornwall, we'll be back soon...

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