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Hugo's been busy with his Circus Workshop & Cornwall Alternative Teens group over the last couple of days, so we decided to take the two days off work...
 
Yesterday we were in Falmouth & this headland is called Pendennis Point...
 Henry VIII had Pendennis Castle built back in 1540 just above the headland, but it's very well hidden!

The sea was a lovely colour...

This is the lookout for the castle...

Some years ago, Sime & the kids saw seals in the sea here, but there weren't any yesterday!

The village across the water is St Mawes & another of Henry VIII's castles is just on the left.
We think the large sailing boat is one of the Tall Ships Of Charlestown, we see them quite often near to where we live. 
The speed boat looked like it should be moored in St Tropez!

 
Lots of activity & that's St Anthony's Lighthouse on the right.

The day was finished off with a treat...

Says it all...

Today we ventured over to the North Coast... 
St Agnes - another place we haven't visited for years!

Just down the road is Trevaunance Cove, a popular place for surfers...

The lifeboat ready for action!

A really beautiful place...


We then walked up the steep road...

The history of the cove...

 
A thatched cottage that's for sale...
A snip at £415,000!

Another thatched cottage, a holiday let - called Lantern Cottage.

An old tin mine...

Coffee destination...

A lovely little haven...


We then carried on walking up the steep footpath into St Agnes.
We love the name of this row of cottages...

We'd forgotten just how green it is here...

On the way back down to the cove we visited this little antique shack...

We ate here & forgot to photograph it...
But we can recommend their houmous, rocket & roasted pepper sandwiches!

An interesting old pub...

And this is where they make their beer (across from the pub).

After 2 days of fresh air & walks...
The old man was tired!

It's been nice not working...
Think we should do it more often!!!

Kay :)

Comments

Anonymous said…
You take such beautiful pictures. I feel like I am right there with you. I wish!!
Kath said…
Glad you got some R and R time together. It recharges your sprits doesnt it, when it's been all work and no play?
And what better place to enjoy a day off. I am eager to get down there myself in Septmeber :-D
I loved all the photos, especially the sugar shack!
Some brilliant photo's taken there! Very artistic. Falmouth's a great place to visit. A bit out of context, but have you ever been to Hornsea Freeport per chance? Some of the photo's there look a lot like Hornsea Freeport. If you haven't been, I'd strongly recommend going down there. I'll leave the URL with my name so you can have a look yourself :)
Pattypan said…
Wow looks as though you have had a good time. Not been to St Agnes or St Mawes or Trevaunance Cove will have to check it out if I ever manage to get down to Cornwall on holiday. Am off to a place called Kipford Dumfries and Galloway for the week tomorrow evening travelling up at night as we always do. Am in sore need of some R and R - OH and his sister will be fishing no doubt - my back is still bad so I don't think I will be having a go this time round but I am taking some books and some needlework with me to do whilst they are indulging their passion. Take care and try and have a few more rest days soon I like it when you two play hooky.

Catch you soon

Pattypan

xx
Mel - And we're dreaming of visiting Canada at the moment... We've been looking at house sitting jobs for the winter - yes we are mad! We could do a blog special: Just Humans Being In Mel's Backyard!!!

Kath - There's so many nice places, Port Isaac is great & is near to Tintagel, Boscastle, Crackington Haven, then there's Wadebridge & Padstow... You'll have a great time!

DOIY - We've heard of Hornsea, but never been... We need to do a tour of the UK!

Pattypan - Have a great time & make sure you take plenty of photos! We love Scotland. Hope you get the rest you need & that your back feels better soon. Take care... x

Kay :)
Anonymous said…
Kay,
My backyard is big enough - you are welcome anytime. You do know winter can last up to 6 months in Canada.
Wow, they look like some lovely locations, you had lovely weather too! :)

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Nettles

Our garden yesterday.
Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
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