A second day of travel and tree surgery

Today has been a big day at home as we have had three tree surgeons here removing trees and dead wooding those we are keeping. It was fascinating to watch and I have taken photos which I will share but I haven't downloaded them yet

We now have some pretty big holes in the garden and also a lot more light. We will replant in the future but for now we are pretty done.

 

I wanted to share my second day of our Cornwall vacation. We were warned the weather would be poor but in reality, it was stunning. A very mild 20 plus degrees and blue skies. We had an amazing time.

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast at the hotel, early of course, and headed out. First stop on this day along the northern coast, was Boscastle. It was such a pretty village and we enjoyed a little wander and some photo ops.

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Boscastle 7

 


Boscastle 7

 


Boscastle 7

 


Boscastle 7

 


Boscastle 7

 


Boscastle 7

We then set out to find a place we had stopped and loved in 2011 when we visited Cornwall. I remembered where it was and although they have now changed the walk so you can't do quite what we did last time it was lovely to find it again - It was Bossiney Haven. It was still early so a little hazy out to sea.

 

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Bossiney haven 7

 


Bossiney haven 7

 


Bossiney haven 7

 


Bossiney haven 7

 


Bossiney haven 7

 


Bossiney haven 7

 


Bossiney haven 7

 


Bossiney haven 7

 

 

and how cute was this

 

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From there we headed to Tintagel. Again we had been before so we felt no need to do the tourist attractions like the castle and the Old Post Office as we had done them. It was very busy and the carparks were already filling up so we decided to park at the wonderful castle-like hotel as they said they were open for coffee and it does truly afford the best views. The grounds are strictly private for hotel guests only but we asked if we were there for coffee could we walk round and they were only too happy. As it happened their coffee shop was not yet open so we didn't even have to buy a coffee.


We got some fab photos of the castle (maybe it really was where King Arthur lived) and the new bridge and the coastline. We had decided not to do the bridge, not just because it was £17 each but it would have taken several hours to do it and we didn't want to do it that much. It was nice to see it though

 

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art work at the front of the hotel


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the new bridge
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The hotel complete with it's own helipad


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the very posh ladies toilet


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C tintagel 7

 

We then made our way to Port Isaac, which was so busy we didn't stop much and then onto Padstow.

 

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D port Isaac 2

 


D port Isaac 2

 


D port Isaac 2

The last time we had been to Cornwall Padstow was gridlocked and we didn't get the chance to visit and so I really wanted to see it this trip. It was busy but we drove round and round car parks and in the end we saw a young couple walking across and we asked if they were going back to their car. They said yes but their space was behind us, but bless them they said they would wait in the car until we got there. They saved the space for us and we got to see Padstow and lovely it was too.

 

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 We stopped briefly at Mawgan Porth but our memories of it were from a cold but bright February day when it was completely empty. We chose not to linger this trip

 

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F mowgan porth

 

We headed on to Newquay, again we had visited before but we wanted to go back plus we had a dinner reservation there

 

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G newquay 8

 


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We had reservations at the Pizza Express which was just on the main road so imagine our surprise when we were shown in and to our table with such a gorgeous view. The next few photos are all from the restaurant

 

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G newquay 5b

We were then lucky to find a space near Fistral Beach where we spent a very happy chill out time watching the dozens and dozens of surfers. It always seems like such a lot of effort for a very short thrill ride. And they must have feet like hobbits because everywhere we went there were surfers walking barefoot over very hard uneven roads.

 

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We had another couple of places on our list but once again we ended up with the sat nav taking us on a teeny tiny road that was just way too scary (and you can't turn back of course) so we decided we had had enough and headed off for an early night.

 

I have been scrapping today and have a couple of pages to share ... yes I have started the Cornwall album between watching men climb the tall trees!

 

 

Off-the-grid

 


Off-the-grid


Off-the-grid

 


Off-the-grid


Off-the-grid

 


Off-the-grid

 

Today I am thankful for

  • the tree work being done safely and well
  • a tidy garden
  • light through the trees.

 

 


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