Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Mullion Cove, the Lizard & Kynance Cove

By Tuesday – the last full day of my holiday in Cornwall – we had managed to do pretty much everything that we had planned. However, it was a super beautiful sunny (and a bit too hot for my liking, to be honest!) day so we weren’t about to waste it lazing around. First stop was Mullion Cove. We walked around the harbour and a little way up the coast path on one cliffside.

The Driftwood Throne.
Oh, to swim in waters that blue…
A wee snake!

We didn’t stay for too long, in Mullion, as dad wanted to get to the Marconi wireless station at the Lizard when it opened at midday. He and mum went inside the wireless station, whilst I sat outside in the sun and read my book.

Believe it or not, this is not the first time I have photographed Lizard cows.
The famous Lizard lighthouse, near the most southerly point.

After picnic-ing in Lizard village, we headed back on the road to Kynance Cove. Kynance Cove is quite beautiful with some awesome rock formations but it was very busy. Busy with beach-goers. I’m not one for sitting around on the beach anyway, but if I was I probably wouldn’t choose Kynance Cove beach for sunbathing!

Is there a better location to read a good book?

As it was my final night in Cornwall, we had a table booked at The Square in Porthleven – the same place we’d been for a coffee earlier in the week. The food was incredible.

A last meal in Cornwall would not be complete without a Cornish cider.
Seafood linguine with a chilli-crab sauce.
One of the most amazing desserts I’ve ever eaten: white chocolate and cream cheese mousse with
cherries and a chocolate crumble topping, plus chocolate sorbet.
And one last beautiful, beautiful sunset.

Cue massive sigh. I won’t be posting a blog with the next morning in Falmouth as I’ve posted a hundred Falmouth blogs and photos in the past! As always, it was hard to leave. As always, I’ll be back. Falmouth, and really just Cornwall in general, are where my heart belongs.

See the previous day, The Lost Gardens of Heligan & Mevagissey, here

Monday, 29 June 2015

The Lost Gardens of Heligan & Mevagissey

On Monday, (I’m back-dating these blog posts to the relevant date of my holiday but in reality it was nearly 2 weeks ago now!) we headed across Cornwall and towards St Austell to visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Like the Minack Theatre, Heligan is somewhere I really wanted to visit having never actually been before. The gardens, all 300 acres of them, were wonderful… not that we covered all of it.

The Giant’s Head
The Mud Maid
Awesome tree.
We walked up some steep steps and a hill to this ‘viewpoint’.
A sad/bored looking horse.
More piggies.
Dovecote in action.
Pistachio ice cream, mmmm.
In the jungle…
Persuaded the parents to accompany me on the rope bridge.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are situated inland from Mevagissey, so we thought it only appropriate to pop to the little harbour town before leaving the area.

Fish-themed flags are always well-received by me.

See the previous day, St Ives & a cliff-top evening stroll, here

Sunday, 28 June 2015

St Ives & a cliff-top evening stroll

Sunday was due to be a wet day and the morning, at least, certainly was. But that was not going to stop us from going outside and enjoying being in Cornwall! Lauren and I set off in the rain and arrived to a very damp and misty St Ives at around 11am. (My parents went off to do some shopping in Hayle and then copied our plans by turning up in St Ives later in the day as well!) We had a nice time wandering the quaint little shopping streets, popping in shops but generally not really buying anything and had coffee and cake in Lauren’s favourite cafĂ©. It wasn’t too long before it stopped raining and then sun came out a little bit.

Misty, but still pretty!
Brownie and a cappuccino in Madeline’s.
Whilst being serenaded by this banjo-wielding chappie outside.
The seagulls of St Ives are the most vicious I have ever known.
We wandered away from the harbour and shopping streets, up a hill to this church.
And coastguard station (I think, anyway).
I dunno, I just liked this door.

It was then time to say goodbye to my favourite Tooze. I dropped Lauren at St Erth train station before heading back to Gunwalloe. I arrived before my parents and as I didn’t have my own key – plus the sun was finally shining – I wandered off down to the beach. I had intended on simply sitting on the beach with my book but ended up walking along a coastal path instead. I turned back after a little while but the view was stunning all the same.

By the time I got back to the cottage, dad had started cooking dinner. We ate fairly early that evening and then headed outside to make the most of the evening sunshine and warmth. Our route took us back along the path I had taken earlier in the day but this time we walked almost all the day to Church Cove.

So many daisy-like wild flowers.

See the previous day, Church Cove & Falmouth, here