Sunday, January 04, 2009

Cornish Charm

I'm back from a wonderful break in Cornwall lots of reading and walking, and a new knitting project started. I hope you have all had a wonderful start to the new year too.
I have lots of emails and blog reading to catch up on but first I thought I'd share a few photos from my trip. On Saturday in spite of the grey skies and sea breeze we went for a walk along the coast path.
We ambled from Carne to Portloe and back almost 8 miles all told.My mushroom risotto back at the Inn where we stayed tasted delicious after all that fresh air!

In contrast to the grey skies of Friday Saturday was a beautiful blue sky day. We drove around for a bit coming across old mine buildings and 'The Nine Maidens' stones. Local legend has it that the maidens were turned to stone for dancing on a Sunday.
At midday we found ourselves at the pretty fishing village of Padstow and of course it would have been plain rude not to partake in a traditional fish and chip lunch (grin).

Our final stop of the day involved some more coast path walking as we went to Bedruthan Steps I had lots of time to partake in one of my favourite pastimes 'Photographing the photographer' Before watching the beautiful sunsetEven the drive home today revealed some surprises as we came across this beautiful derelict church at Bolventor.I have to admit that I couldn't resist risking capture for trespass to photograph this beautiful door and some amazing grave stones.

I wonder who Susanna was?
There is a planning notice up which says that the building will likely soon be converted into residential accommodation, wouldn't it be amazing to have a garden of the dead? .... such a beautiful thought.
I hope you enjoyed just a taste of my new year getaway.......................


Paula Hewitt said...

what a beautiful place. im quite fond of the traditional fish and chip lunch myself

KimP said...

Goregous photos! I've never gotten to Cornwall, but now I want to go!

English Rose said...

looks like you had a fabulous start to the new year. I saw the year in just up the road from your home, in Great Somerford. heavy hoar frosts so that everything was outlined in white - it all looked so beautiful. and now back in a chilly Kuwait - no frosts or snow, but temperatures under 10 during the day and down to zero at night.

Threadspider said...

That is a great way to start the New Year. And how about all this cold weather? Proper winter.