Sunday, 26 August 2012

St Ives Summer 2012

We have just returned from a week spent in one of my favourite places in the whole wide world,
 where (in no particular order) ...


we paddled on Porthminster Beach ...


we ate breakfast overlooking Porthgwidden Beach ...


we wandered around Zennor graveyard ...


 and made our way down to the Mermaid's Cove ...




 we ate juicy burgersburgers and an excellent lemon posset at Blas Burger Works ...


and saved a fortune by putting together our own cream teas ...


we caught a magnificent sunset on an evening stroll around The Island ...



we cheated the seagulls out of an easy meal ...


we caught the open top bus to Sennen cove  for fish and chips by the sea ...


  
and a walk out along the sea wall ...



we visited the Alex Katz exhibition on a sunny afternoon ...


 and returned on a not so sunny one!...


we did our bit to support the local economy ...



 and we didn't let the occasional downpour dampen our spirits.

We also attended Sunday morning mass at St Ia's, putted on Porthminster Beach, walked to Carbis Bay and back, visited the Farmer's Market, ate several Cornish pasties, read a number of books, released one of them in the Tate, body boarded, walked out to Clodgy Point and fell asleep on the grass, played several games of Uno and Monty Python Fluxx, went on a Lantern Ghost Story Walk with Shanty Baba, caught crabs in the harbour, supped a pint at the Tinner's Arms ... but I don't have any photos of these!

I can't wait until next summer to return.

PS  We stayed here - another quaint cottage provided by Cornish Riviera Holidays - our twelfth - and hopefully not our last! 

5 comments:

  1. Looks like a good holiday!

    Kay :)

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  2. It was Kay. If we'd been there longer or been a bit closer I'd have suggested meeting up. Maybe next year?

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  3. thanks for visiting my blog :-)

    I have no good memories of St. Yves - got my (expensive) ice cream stolen by a seagull there, the classic scenario...:-(

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  4. I'm sorry your memories of St Ives are scarred by your encounter with a pesky seagull. They're notorious and we've lost at least one ice cream and the remains of a pasty to them. However I hope that you'll give it a second chance. It's well worth it. Just eat your icecream indoors. I'd recommend the Moomaid parlour on the harbourside!

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