Cornwall – 4 November 2014

Today has been an improvement as I have only been rained on once. So far.

We had already decided that we would go to St Ives today and managed to find a car park that offered a good view across the roofs towards the harbour

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and a short walk down the hill through the town to the harbour itself.

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Dogs are generally banned from Cornish beaches during the summer season but we’re OK in November and Maude enjoyed a good run until she found some mooring lines and tried to pull one of the boats up the beach

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when she failed in her endeavour she just stood and growled at it.

We then toured round the shops and I have to say that there are some very interesting shops and galleries but my overall impression is that it’s really just a seaside resort.

As the sun was actually shining we went over to the sands at Hayle to eat our lunch where there were some cracking views back to St Ives.

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After a really good Cornish pasty (thank you St Ives Bakery) it was still a really lovely day so we decided to head back down the coast to one of our favourite spots – Cape Cornwall.

From the carpark we walked down onto the cape which is the most westerly point of mainland England and it was blowing a right hooley.

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(Arty farty black and white shot!)

Walking round the cape we climbed the steps to the Coastwatch station where we learned that the wind was blowing at Force 8 so we carefully continued to the top. Here are my two favourite ladies sitting in front of the day mark pillar.

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On the way back to the carpark there is a good view across the bay just north of here and I have to admit that the cottage in the picture must have one of the best views anywhere, I’d love to live there.

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One thought on “Cornwall – 4 November 2014

  1. What a great spot! I imagine that house is also a good place to watch storms from!

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