Monday 11 June 2012

Cornwall in May

Nan reminded me that I haven't posted in a while and when I looked it turned out to be three weeks! It's because we're busy and I'm not reading much at the moment. I also abandoned two books after reading quite a way into them so that doesn't make for something bookish to post about either. Anyway, I remembered that I haven't posted my Cornish coast pics that I took when we were in Cornwall last month, so here goes.

These were taken on my birthday in fact. It was a gorgeous day so we left the hotel in Camborne, fairly early, and headed towards the north coast. Godrevy lighthouse was our first stop.

Once upon a time I think you used to be able to do a tour of it, but I don't think you can any more. I think it's a really stunning spot. A German film crew was there filming The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher. Seemed like an odd thing to be filmed for German viewers but there you go.

This is the view from the same spot, across St. Ives Bay to the town of St. Ives.

Wild flowers were everywhere: May is a particularly good month for them in Cornwall. This is a lovely bank of Thrift.

Next we moved on to a spot called Hell's Mouth. I like the shadow of the cliff that looks like a face.

Looking down into Hell's Mouth... caves down there by the look of it.

A shot of the coastline in the opposite direction.


Looking up the coast towards Newquay.

A lovely place to sit...

Our lunch spot at St. Agnes beach... a perfect place to eat local Cornish pasties.

Later in the afternoon, the approach to the beach at a little spot called Penhale Point... I assume the beach is Penhale beach but can't say for sure.

The beach itself.

So that was my birthday this year. It couldn't have been more perfect to be honest.