Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A Lazy Sunday in St Ives - February 2014

On Sunday we decided to have a 'lazy' day so we just wandered into town around Porthmeor Beach.  The wind was back and had whipped up some wonderful waves.  Fantastic to just stand and watch, and many people were doing so.

At Porthgwidden Beach the damage caused by the now infamous Winter storms to the iconic beach huts was clear to see.  We hope they are repaired and looking as good as new soon. 

After spending the afternoon chilling out in the camper we had a meal in town that evening and a few drinks.  

We were homeward bound on the Monday sadly but it won't be long until we're off again so watch this space.

Carbis Bay to Lelant - February 2014

From Carbis Bay to Lelant, via Porth Kidney Sands, was the hardest stretch, not just the hilliest but the muddiest by far.....all part of the fun eh and that's what new walking boots are for!!! 

On arrival in Lelant we headed to the garden centre for a small reward of cake and a cuppa before catching the train back to St Ives, that runs along the stunning branch line.

Porthminster to Carbis Bay - February 2014

The next stretch was Porthminster to Carbis Bay, taking the path that hugged the coastline.  It was stunning.

St Ives Walk - Porthminster Beach - February 2014

After a lie in on Saturday morning we got up to cloudy skies with short glimpses of the sun, but most importantly it was dry. 

We planned to walk for most of the day, to clear out a few cobwebs, so togged up and headed off.

First stop was Porthminster Beach on the other side of St Ives.

Back Down To St Ives Again! - February 2014

After losing our beloved dog, Paddy, we were a bit apprehensive about going away without him, especially as our trip fell just a day after we lost him.  We decided to give it a go and if it felt strange we could always come home.

After the horrendous weather over the last few months in the West Country we prayed for an improvement, and our prayers were answered.  We had some lovely weather - sent by our angel Paddy!

After arriving Friday afternoon we pitched up, overlooking that view and had a short walk into town for some lunch.  St Ives was busy with half-termers milling around in the sunshine.