Its a very long train ride, which actually flew for me as I got engrossed in my book, and thankfully we had some space to enable hubby to stretch out...
We had a lazy morning to recuperate, playing with the cats
a chance to crochet and a spot of lunch al fresco. After which we took a little stroll around the harbour, popping in to a few of the local galleries to see the latest pieces.
Oh and we stopped for the obligatory cream tea, of course!
The next day the weather was changeable so we took a trip to the local garden centre. Garden centres these days have a bit of everything, not just plants, although there were some beautiful blooms too
We checked out the gifts, books and fishes and there would be no doubt that my favourite would be the bunnies...
And a beautiful, coastal drive back
I do love how the Cornish hedgerows are left to their natural, wild state
so much prettier than trimmed and controlled. Then it was back round to the familiar sight of the harbour
The following day was the only fine one we were going to get, according to the forecast, so we intended to make the most of it!
The plan was to drive the south/west coast and make some stop-offs along the route
We headed to Marazion and the unmissable sight of St Michaels mount, a sight that you can't tire of, and which changes with each season and change of light...
Further along to Penzance we stopped at LongRock
Going through Newlyn and Mousehole, we made a refreshment stop at Lamorna Cove
We had a hobble down to see the lovely sands at Porthcurno
We had a long stop-off at the Minack theatre, an outstanding outside theatre, a vision from one outstanding actress who carried on with the building of it, right through to her 80's
Surrounded by beautiful gardens
Set with idyllic coastal views
Can you imagine watching a production in such a setting?
Amazingly Hubby managed to combat all the steps, and he said it was worth the effort, but he did pay for it in the evening
By this time the day was slipping by rather quickly and we'd yet to have lunch
So it was a rush trip to Lands End.. But everything closed up and no food was available, my second, and yet again disappointing trip to this destination
So it was onwards to Sennen Cove, where we found a lovely little pub to have our meal
We carried on further north before looping round to come back down, stopping briefly at Zennor for refreshments
It was an amazing, packed day, which we all thoroughly enjoyed, but it did wear us all out...
The weather was appalling the following day, but we all needed time to recuperate
In the afternoon, there was a break in the clouds
So we took a short drive to Poldhu
where, of course, we had to indulge in a tasty refreshment
On our last day, we decided a town was our best option, so we chose Penzance, which was not too far to venture
We strolled round the town, a stop off to indulge in a bit more cake, and down historical Chapel street
On our last night, we decided to eat out at one of the reputable, 'foodie' restaurants, and the food ceratinly lived up to its name...
Before we knew it, the week had flown by. It gets harder and harder to leave each year, and go back to a town, and i definately hate that we only get to visit once a year. I miss seeing my Dad more often, and its such a beautiful, relaxed, friendly and arty area...
But... Until next year......