I went to Cornwall. A place that has been on my bucket list for yonks.
Driving from Bournemouth to Cornwall was a journey that turned out to be a wee bit longer than expected, due to inclement weather causing traffic jams.
We were sat still for a solid half hour while a major car crash was cleared up. Then witnessed a driver fail to stop behind the queued traffic, who then swerved on to the soggy verge and slide to a halt… Before getting stuck in the mud entirely.
The car behind us was obviously watching the incident unfold and forgot to look where he was going too, he swerved and overtook us on the inside.
Staying in Penzance, we strolled along beaches, and dined in cafes overlooking castles and cliffs. We were lucky with the weather as we spent a whole day out in the sun. A day that was sandwiched between storms.
We waited on the beach patiently in the almost-warm sun for the tide to recede. The water revealed a stone path that led up to an otherwise inaccessible island with a castle perched on top. This was called Saint Michael’s Mount.
Most of them didn’t look back to the audience watching and sniggering, and continued to stride confidently with high knees through the bitterly cold water. Although they must have been frustrated having to walk around the island in soggy socks and shoes for the rest of the day.
We then went to the southern-most point of Britain – Land’s End. The trails we walked on were teetering along the edge of massive cliffs.
Below were massive green swells and waves crashing into boulders.
Up on the cliffs it was eerily still. The sun was out, and looking out on to the horizon seemed like I was looking to the edge of the Earth.
A beautiful place to have a picnic and a wander. But the £5 parking fee stung a bit!
Penzance is on a fishing coastline. Everywhere you looked there would be happy dogs sniffing about, and horses being walked along the sand.
Having seen some parts of Cornwall, I would say it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. I think I had that movie About Time in my head, which shows manors on cliff tops in the middle of nowhere.
Nevertheless, the seaside lifestyle there seems absolutely relaxing and wonderful. A beautiful part of the country.
On the way home, the roads were shrouded in fog. We were so lucky with the weather in Cornwall.