We are back! Back from our holiday in Cornwall! Hello everyday life… (we didn’t miss you!) LOL
So before I am showing you the finished Travel Journal (would you like to see a video of it rather than pictures?) I thought I am sharing some photos of our week away. I tried to limit it to just eight pictures (one for each day), but it didn’t work!
So I ended up with eighteen, if that’s ok with you 😉 Shall we start?!
Day 4: Hmpf… mist and haze the WHOLE day! We went to see Porthcurno Telegraph Museum (which was ok going inside when the weather is dull), Porthcurno Bay (pic above) – not so nice in this kind of weather; we missed visiting the Minack Theatre (as there was a Matinee so no visitors were allowed); we saw the Logan Rock (in the mist) on our (one and only) short coastal walk from Porthcurno.
Day 5: SUNSHINE was forecast and it really was a bright day! So we tried to pack LOTS of things into it. To start with: St. Michael’s Mount in Mount’s Bay next to Penzance and Marazion (lot’s of people thought this was a good idea to visit this mount on that day – I don’t blame them!).
Our next stop: Mousehole (pronounced “Mowsel”) – a cute, tiny (and a little less tourists than on St. Michael’s Mount) fishing port on the south coast. I could have wandered through the streets and galleries FOREVER!
But: the next attraction was waiting – Cape Cornwall (yes, we skipped Land’s End, the ugly, commercialised headland with hotel and amusements complex – laser shows, unconvincing sound effects, overpriced signpost-photos, a shopping village… ugh!)
We opted for the quiet (as quiet can be with harsh west winds) and less touristy place (the only tourist attraction next to the headland itself is a car park, toilets and a tiny refreshments van!!! Loved it!) of Cape Cornwall, which was thought to be the most westerly point of England until the first Ordnance Survey 200 years ago.
Day 6: Yes, another day with clouds… we visited Penzance (which appeared a bit like the Weymouth of Cornwall (Tobias’ words)); Carn Euny, a archaeological site near Sancreed with activity as early as the Neolithic period; Trengwainton Gardens, which would have been LOVELY in the sun, but it was a bit ehhh in the rain…
Day 8: Our last day was the day we were heading home. But not before stopping in Tintagel and visiting Tintagel Castle (in really windy and chilly weather).Ah, there we are! Still smiling despite the weather!
And then – we drove home. We were looking forward to: Findus and Lisa (the cats), a good night’s sleep on a decent mattress and a proper WiFi signal LOL
How was it overall?! A success! We ticked off nearly everything which was on our list. There are still more parts of Cornwall to discover… we might going to see the Lizard next time…