Eight Days in Eighteen Pictures – a Week in the Penwith Peninsula

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?!

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Day 1: We arrived in the late afternoon and after unpacking we headed off to the beach – just a 10 minutes walk to a really nice, huge sand pit! In the distance you can see Godrevy Lighthouse.
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Day 2: Rain, rain, rain the whole day! So we visited Levant Mine as there was mainly indoors talks.Cornwall 17062013 001

Day 3: Rain again 😦 and we are in St. Ives. Strolling through the packed and narrow streets wasn’t that much of fun!Cornwall 17062013 017

But hey – it’s a seaside town and (of course) it was going to brighten up a bit! Do you see the blue sky leaking through!?Cornwall 18062013 009

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.Cornwall 19062013 005

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!).Cornwall 19062013 059

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!Cornwall 19062013 122

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.

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Our last stop was Pendeen Lighthouse *sigh*…Cornwall 19062013 133

… and Pendeen Old Cliff. *sigh again*Cornwall 20062013 002

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…
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Day 7: St. Ives again – but this time with the train from Lelant Saltings into town. Highly recommended! It started overcast in the morning but – look! The sun’s out! The sky is blue!Cornwall 21062013 045

One of the cheeky seagulls, trying to snap our Cornish Pasty out of our hands!Cornwall 21062013 085

Harbour of St. Ives from above…. *sigh*20130621_152838

It even was getting quite warm in the sunshine that we decided to go to the beach to relax in the sun and bathe in the sea.20130621_162645

The beach of our Holiday Park. HUGE and nearly empty! What a great last day we had.Cornwall 22062013 009

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).Cornwall 22062013 028Ah, 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…


3 thoughts on “Eight Days in Eighteen Pictures – a Week in the Penwith Peninsula

  1. oh wow – ich bin ja schon ein bissel neidig…
    aber wenn ich deine bilder so seh, freu mich mich umso mehr auf unseren Urlaub…. (okay nicht Cornwall – aber so viel anders wird Irland nicht sein, denk ich)
    super super schön

  2. Hach, da kommen Erinnerungen hoch. Wie schön, dass Ihr beim zweiten Besuch in St. Ives schöneres Wetter hattet. So ein schönes Städtchen. Ich will wieder hin. Bin schon auf Dein Journal gespannt, egal ob per Video oder in Bildern.

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