Cornwall 2018

July 2018
July 2018
  • Day13

    Home.....

    July 25, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    Home now after a six and a half hour drive (including a breakfast stop for half an hour).... The only holdups on the M6 north of Birmingham!!! Not sure why I am surprised.

    Anyway lots of washing to do before going back to work next week x

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  • Day12

    Porthtowan - Update

    July 24, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    Our last day . The rain arrived early whilst we were having breakfast . Only fine rain with a promise for glorious sunshine later in the day .
    First time this holiday we had to don our cagoules . We explored St Agnes village .
    About half a mile from the cove where we are stopping .
    Then we set off on our last walk .
    8.4 miles round trip to Porthtowan . Stopping briefly for a hedgehog ice cream in Chapel Porth .
    This coast line is a surfers paradise . We watched them for some time whilst sat on the cliffs .
    The sunshine arrived in full force at lunchtime and sun cream replaced our cags .
    We got back to Trevaunance Cove at about 4 pm . Worn out .....
    After a brief respite we settled for a evening drink in the pub whilst we mused about what to eat tonight .

    UPDATE...

    We ended up in the Taphouse....a laid back local haunt that has live music. Cornish mussells and fish cakes.... What's not to like?
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  • Day11

    St. Agnes

    July 23, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    Arrived at The Driftwood Spars Pub at Trevaunance Cove , St Agnes , via a short stop at Lusty Glaze . A private beach , surrounded by caves .
    Another beautiful part of Cornwall's Tin Coast .
    Our lovely room has great views of the beach .
    Lots of surfers here .
    We walked this afternoon south on the coastal path . About 2.5 miles to just beyond St Agnes Head . Once again the scenery is breath taking xxRead more

  • Day11

    Scarlet - Time to say goodbye

    July 23, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Our Three night stay at The Scarlet Hotel has been a fabulous treat .
    Peaceful.
    Relaxing.
    Pampering.
    Indulgent.
    That’s it . What more can be said ....
    Time to dust off the walking boots and hit the coastal path again.

    Today we head to St Agnes for our last 2 night xx

  • Day10

    Last full day at the Scarlet...

    July 22, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    After a lazy breakfast in our room, we headed off to one of four dune pods dotted around the hotel grounds, complete with the obligatory fantastic view. ‘Room’ service achieved by placing the pinwheel onto the top of the pod!

  • Day8

    Scarlet Hotel - Our Penultimate Stop

    July 20, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    We arrived at the beautiful Scarlet Hotel in Mawgan Porth at 3 pm .
    Swim in outdoor pool . With reed bed . Not your regular outdoor pool . Wild swimming as it was described to us 😉 .
    Drinks on the balcony . Time to Chill X

  • Day8

    Last night in St Ives

    July 20, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    This evening we visited The Upper Deck bar . Then on recommendation we went to the new Thai restaurant on the harbour. Lucky to get a seat . They don't take bookings . Had a fantastic ( however not very traditionally Cornish ) meal . Then we walked along the harbour wall one last time . Listened to the local singers outside The Sloop . Then went to bed .
    I have to say I love ths place . A little bit touristy and in places tatty around the edges . But I have some fabulous memories from our visits here . The Sloop is perfect in every way for me ( I think Richard would prefer something a little more refined ) 😉 . One day we will re visit I hope Xx Bye for now St Ives . It's been fantastic xxxx
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  • Day7

    Badger Inn - Uny Lelant

    July 19, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    Last full day in St. Ives..... Today we walked north along the coastal path heading to Lelant . Not too far today ,3.5 miles .

    Stopped for light refreshments.....it would be rude not to 🥟🍺

    Planning to spend our afternoon on this beautiful beach and have our second swim in the sea, (we swam yesterday afternoon . It was freezing ) we will be watching out for jaws 🐟 don't worry, there are plenty of Life guards 😉Read more