I hope you had a great weekend…
Yesterday, my husband Matt and I returned from a lovely week’s break in Cornwall and Devon.
As both our birthdays fall in October, we usually book a weekend away during the month. But as it was a special birthday for Matt this year, we took a whole week off…and we had such a wonderful time.
Today, I thought I’d share with you some photos from our holiday, which was so relaxing!
For three nights, we stayed in the village of Mawgan Porth in North Cornwall. And immediately below is the breath-taking view that we were greeted to each morning.
We took walks along the deserted beach, watched and listened to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, plus spied masses of mussels clinging on to the rocks.
On our second day, we ventured to the nearby fishing port of Padstow where chef Rick Stein has several restaurants.
Then the following day, we travelled further down the Cornish coast to the seaside town of St Ives.
On our way back, we stopped off for a cup of tea in a cafe overlooking this stunning beach at the seaside resort of Carbis Bay.
I couldn’t quite believe how white the sand was and the amazing turquoise colour of the sea. Almost Caribbean-like!
And then we stopped briefly on a road overlooking Watergate Bay and watched the waves rolling in from the Atlantic.
On Thursday, we left Mawgan Porth and travelled up the coast. And visiting Tintagel Castle was, for me, one of the high points of the holiday.
Positioned on the rugged North Cornish coast, it’s such a truly spectacular place. And it felt like we were going back in time, walking around the ruins.
Next stop was the picturesque village and fishing port of Boscastle, where we spotted a little white seal sunbathing in the harbour.
I loved the way that this beautiful rose had been trained up the side of this cottage…
And there were lots of hydrangeas in pretty shades of pink and blue…
For the next part of our holiday, we moved inland…to the beautiful Devonshire moors.
And we went on a lovely two hour walk one morning through a woodland, with babbling brooks…
…and came across a very friendly little piggy!
Initially when we saw him, we weren’t sure if he might be a wild boar. But on closer inspection, I was very pleased to see that he didn’t have any tusks.
And anyway, he seemed much more engrossed in snuffling for food than to pay us any attention!
So, I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at a few of my holiday snaps today. As you can see, we love the coast and countryside.
We were so lucky with the weather. Both of us have come back with a little bit of colour!
I had a complete digital detox and have returned refreshed and recharged…and will be spending today catching up on emails, voicemails and social media.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)