You have been away for a few days and have had a terrific time. It was another of our bargain Premier Inn at £19 bargain breaks, this time to Cornwall.
We have been to Cornwall a couple of times but always to the south coast. Our previous trips haven't always been a great success. The time we went to the seal sanctuary at Gweek and stayed at Falmouth stands out as an unmitigated disaster and we will forever remember the ice cold room, the dodgy heater and the meal in the local Wimpy. Then there was the time we drove late to Penzance and paid a lot of money to stay on the dea front with a room with a view over St Michael's Mount to wake up to. We never did know if it was really there behind the thick veil of fog that shrouded the morning.
However, this trip was a resounding success. We loved the north coast with its endless coves and rugged beaches, it's huge surf and it's beautiful views.
The weather could not have been more perfect as we meandered our way with no real destination in mind.
Just a few hastily downloaded pictures.
This was our fabourite beach at Mowgan Porth - it stretched so far out and the waves were hugve walls of water
The waves were so hard to try and capture though - but they were huge huge walls of water and the spray was thrown up and carried by the wind.
We visited Tintagel - which was quaint but we both thought we had stepped into Royston Vasey - some of you will get that!
and it was warm enough to sit outside and enjoy this superb Cornish treat
We stayed at Newquay and enjoyed watching the surfers. Although it was sunny it was cold and they must have been freezing. It looked like a heck of a lot of effort for a very short lived adrenalin rush.
Today, despite feeling pretty ill to be honest, we went to the Eden Project, one of the reasons we visited Cornwall this time.
It was very interesting but we possibly didn't do it justice.
Here is just a very brief glimpse.
and my tip for today is ....
.... if you are unwell with flu like symptoms and a temperature it is probably NOT a great idea to walk a long way firstly in the very very cold wind so you get chilled then in a rainforest biodome which is hot then up the high walkway which is really hot and very humid, then into the cold and then walk even further up a serious number of steps in a biting wind.
Probably makes you feel worse than you would have done if you'd just rested in an even temperature. Ah well!
Today I am thankful for
- a great trip away
- some fantastic sight to see, share and enjoy
- some great experiences
- being home
- seeing a big bird of prey on the side of the road - we think it was a buzzard. He was amazing