Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Cornwall

We've just come back from a lovely long weekend in Cornwall. On Tuesday last week our friends Carol and Albert came to visit us, and then on Thursday we all went down to stay with another friend at a property she part-owns in Cornwall. The Dome House is set on a Country Club estate and was very comfortable. The weather was extremely kind to us and we were able to do a lot of walking (the other four did quite a lot of running too) as well as use the swimming pool, jacuzzi and steam room in the Club.

On Friday we drove to Rock and took the ferry across to Padstow, famous for being home to Rick Stein, who has several restaurants and shops there. It is an extremely picturesque little town and I'd love to visit again. We bought some mackerel for supper and cornish pasties for lunch at his Deli on the harbour front. We sat by the harbour eating our lunch, harangued by noisy, demanding gulls.

On Saturday we had a very long and hilly walk into Padstow which was great but a bit tiring, so we took a taxi back.

Sunday was a bit rainy and very fresh. We walked down to Polzeath, about a mile away, which is very popular with surfers. The waves seemed to be about perfect and there were loads of people there, many with their dogs, swimming (far too chilly for me), surfing and kayaking.

We travelled home on Sunday afternoon.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: Cornwall

5 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

I have a sister living in Cornwall, but have never visited her. She loves it there! I think we should really make plans to visit her!

jannimary said...

The little bit of Cornwall we saw a couple of years ago has really whet my appetite and I hope to spend a little more time there at some stage in the future.

And when you mentioned mackerel.....Mick and his mate caught some off the Isle of Man earlier this year. We so enjoyed trying freshly caught mackerel...and aren't they a pretty little fish. You don't get them over here, so they were a real treat.

Amelia said...

Pictures are wonderful... bet you all did have a fun time...the water looked extremely cold...might be alright for some people but not me.

Lynn said...

It sounds like a lovely trip. Such nice pictures - I really like the one of the harbour - it looks like a photo that one would buy and hang in their study. Especially liked the one with the gull and the red lifesaver in the background. How interesting the Dome house is. Did you stay there. Maybe I shouldn't say it - but for a moment it reminded of where the teletubbies live! I've heard of the surfing at this place, are the waves big enough - it must be good as there seemed like a lot of people there.

Gina said...

that brings back memories. I love Cornwall and would move there in a heart beat

Love and hugs Gina xxx