Cornwall - Day 4

Today I intended to just go to Rock and get the boat over to Padstow but then as other road signs popped up I couldn't resist visiting a few other places. 
First stop was Port Isaac, the main car park is out of the town centre which is fine on the way in but rather steep you could say on way back!
As I entered Port Isaac I stumbled across the film crewe for Doc Martin the TV serial! They didn't seem to want any extras so I went on my merry way to the lovely 'Chapel Cafe' which also had a gallery/gift shop.

Port Isaac Harbour

Wanting to make the most of my last day before travelling home I left port Isaac and drove to Rock where I boarded a small ferry sailing from Rock to Padstow.



I loved Padstow and despite the gloomy weather report it turned out to be a beautiful day.

Stein's Patisserie

One of the locals

Smoked fish salad - lunch/Tea at Cherry Trees Cafe, Padstow Harbour


I think this was my one of my favourite places if not the favourite as it was so peaceful with just a handful of people around. I am sure it is not so quiet in the summer but it really feels like a hidden gem. Sat and watched the waves for a while.

The coastal paths in Cornwall are stunning, though exhausted by this point I decided to take a walk along this one. The interesting thing about coastal paths is you just want to see around the next corner, which can make for a far longer walk than anticipated. I asked a lady along the way if it was worth going round one of these corners and she assured me it was so I kept going!!!

Glad I did to find this view with the stunning Sea Pinks which are out in May.

I kept going and came to Daymer Bay, after seeing a quaint old church in the distance I felt compelled to go there asking myself do I really want to do this?
However I am glad I did and after crossing a golf course I came to the splendid 
St Enodoc's Church. The oldest parts of the church date back to around the 12th century.

St Enodoc's Church

By the time I had been inside the church dust  I realised it was time to start walking back as it was getting late and nearly dusk. It had been a lovely day and very fruitful on the photography front. On my whistle-stop tour of Cornwall I took over 1700 photos!! I have no excuse with that amount of inspiration! I thoroughly enjoyed my Cornwall experience and realise there is so much more to see so hopefully I will be back in the not too distant future.

Cornwall - Day 3

Day 3 got started after a light breakfast with a visit to Merezion. The weather didn't look so good and I was hoping the sun would again make an appearance, which thankfully it did a little later.

Looking out towards St Michael's Mount

Mousehole was my next port of call which I assumed would be pronounced how it looked, it was in fact pronounced 'Mowzel' or something similar. I decided it was  a lot easier not to say it all which was quite easy seeing as I was travelling alone.


Interesting 'shabby chic' or at least shabby ... where you were trusted to pop money through the slot for scallop shells - cute.

View out to sea.

Not wanting to offend anyone I felt it necessary to partake of the local delicacy and I have to say it deserved its outstanding reputation.
yum, yum and yum!!

I don't usually accost strange men (not that I'm saying he was particularly strange and had a very lovely tan!) especially those sporting bare legs but I had to enquire about the dog, purely for my daughters benefit you understand. 
It is a cross between a Bichon and Jack Russell. 
I think you will agree this is the cutest dog in the whole world?

After another walk around Mousehole it was time to leave and visit some friends over a lovely lunch for a good old chinwag before setting out again on my travels.... you know who you are!

I then went on to visit the quaint harbour at Porthleven. apparently Porthleven is well known for its surfing, presumably not in the harbour. Anyway not wanting to show anybody up I decided to keep my feet on dry ground.


Kynance Cove

Here endeth my travels on day 3

A whistle-stop tour of Cornwall - Day 1 & 2

Wow what a week. I decided to take a trip down to Cornwall for some inspiration and my feet hardly touched the ground. The journey from Durham was a little on the long side you could say, but well worth it, once the loud tunes are on and the latest audio book starts, time flies by.
The weather was beautiful most of the time and the scenery breathtaking.
Here is a little visual feast of the places I visited.
Firstly let's start with the B&B, I am so pleased that I chose 'Highcliffe' in Falmouth, it was such a funky and friendly spot run by an extremely pleasant couple Vanessa and Simon. The decor was yum and so was the breakfast!! This is the breakfast room, informal atmosphere where guests chatted away happily to each other over various culinary delights.
I have stayed in many hotels, fancy hotels, average hotels and very bog standard hotels but none have been as welcoming and lovely as this B&B.

This was the funky wallpaper covering one wall in my room.



As the sun was shining and I was only there five days I decided to go straight out on Tuesday and get snapping. First I visited Falmouth town centre then travelled to Carbis Bay which was like being in the Caribbean, the sea looked so beautiful and it was hot and sunny. I didn't stay for long as I wanted to get to St Ives before the tide was completely out. Here are a few snaps of both places.

 Carbis Bay

Yes, this is England my friend!

St Ives

My framed St Ives Print in the Whistlefish Gallery in St Ives

I loved St Ives, love the views as you walk down from the car park at the top, I did decide however as I was passing a bus on the way back if it went to my car park and Hallelujah it did, much to by relief. It was for time saving purposes as my next stop was Godrevy Lighthouse before calling it a day.