Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Cornwall - June 2010 - Polly Joke to West Pentire via the coastal path

The last leg of our walk was from Polly Joke around the headland to West Pentire, where we found a VERY remote bench overlooking a cove - perfect for our picnic lunch.  Paddy found some shade in the ferns while we ate.

Once again, we were very lucky with the weather and all had a fantastic time away. 

Next time (July) we're off to Dorset with a bit of Devon thrown in for good measure on the return journey.  I wonder whether we'll be as lucky with the weather for our next trip!  Keep everything crossed for us!
Cornwall - June 2010 - Paddy's fun at Polly Joke

This was a perfect beach for Paddy.  Doggie friendly all year around and soft golden sand.  He had a whale of a time.  Here are a selection of photos taken of the poser!
Cornwall - June 2010 - Polly Joke beach

Friday, and the last full day of our wonderfully warm and sunny week in Cornwall.  We took the public footpath directly from the site to the almost undiscovered cove of Porth Joke, known locally as Polly Joke.  We almost had the beach to ourselves!
Cornwall - June 2010 - Crantock (Fern Pit Ferry)

Whilst on the beach we decided to walk into Newquay for lunch.  Due to the tide being in we had to catch the little Fern Pit Ferry (rather than walk across small bridge that crosses the estuary).  What a great way to travel, although Paddy seemed to prefer jumping off the jetty into the water rather than into the boat!  After the short trip across we walked up the very steep stone steps to the top at Pentire, looking back across to Crantock - the colours were stunning and we could've been on a tropical island!
Cornwall - June 2010 - Crantock beach

Thursday morning was another glorious day (there is nowhere better than the UK when the sun shines!) so after breakfast we headed down to Crantock beach......in our opinion one of the best beaches in Cornwall.

Paddy enjoyed a dip in the sea and seemed to forget about his arthritis for a short time, which was great to see!
Cornwall - June 2010 - Crantock Village

After pitching up, brewing up and having some lunch we took Paddy for a walk into the pretty little village of Crantock.

Later that evening we walked to the Bowgie Inn at West Pentire for a meal sat outside on the decking overlooking Crantock beach.
Cornwall - June 2010 - Crantock

Wednesday morning, and after two gloriously sunny days in Gwithian, we packed up and headed North to our third and final campsite of the week on the outskirts of Crantock village, just outside Newquay.

We stayed on Treago Farm campsite.  The site was all grass pitches and not very flat for motorhomes (!) but a lovely friendly site with a bar, shop and takeaway housed in the old farm buildings.

Cornwall - June 2010 - Godrevy

Most of the golden sandy beaches were deserted and the colours were fantastic.  As we headed towards Godrvey we came across the cove where the resident seal colony are usually basking on the beach......but sadly not the day we were there.  However, we did spot a few of them bobbing about in the bay idly catching fish!!!  We stopped on the way back and sat on the sand dunes having our picnic.