Monday, April 26, 2010

Cornwall holiday

We went to the same place as last year, Porthcothan, along the coast from Padstow, in the same self-catering bungalow, 2 minutes walk from the beach.  On the way we stopped off at Cowslip workshops at Launceston and I bought some fat quarters for the granddaughter who wants to make herself a quilt, with Grandma's help of course.  Its a very cute place, with nice cafe, tempting shop, and lambs in the field just now.
Extra family members joined us for the weekend and we all went to Bedruthan Steps, a national Trust place a few minutes drive away.  Well, DH and I drove and had a coffee in the NT cafe while the other 8 walked there along the cliff path!  Interesting vegetation on the cliff top, some kind of lichen I guess, with design possibilities?
But I do take proper holiday snaps too, so here's the beach at Bedruthan, from above.
And down on it, some more design ideas!

We didn't get off all the walking, there are about 10,000 steep concrete steps (wet ones that day!) to get down and then up again!  I was wondering on the way down how you got to book a helicopter to get back up again.
Looking down from about a quarter of the way up . . .
. . . and with some relief, from the top again.
Back to Porthcothan, a nice level walk, the bay at half past eight, on the way to get the newspaper from the shop
Strange rock sculptures, when the tide is out . . .
. . .and 3 daughters enjoying the view.
Amazing sunsets.

1 comment:

Sue said...

It looks like a blissful and beautiful holiday - glad you had such a good time and survived those steps to tell the tale!