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Just how many were there going to St Ives?
It turned out to be the wrong time of year to be visiting a very popular town...

We used the very expensive 'park & ride'...
£2.30 to park & £4 each for the train tickets!

But it was a pleasant way to arrive, as parking is very difficult in St Ives...

Lots of folks had the same idea...

Our train arrives...

Tom Dale busking with his 1930s guitar...

He was so good - we bought a CD...

The town was so crowded that we decided to leave after only a couple of hours!

The lovely views on the return journey...

We really don't like busy places, so it was great to be heading back...

And it was nice to be back in the countryside...

We stopped at Zennor - which was fairly quiet...

And enjoyed a look round...

This water wheel is at the entrance of the museum...



The quaint little church...

And graveyard...

Inside the church - the bell ringing ropes...

Which are on the ground floor at the back...

There are original parts going back to the 1400s...

Sime likes windows...

Mermaid Chair...

With an explanation...


Then we were back in the car heading back...
 Hugo's circus group were rehearsing for a 2 day show - which has been brilliant!

Circus prop store...

The kids helped to put up the big top...

Watching rehearsals...

The circus group deserve a post of their own, so next time...

We're working for the next 3 days & then travelling back up North...
Bebe needs our help again...

Have a good weekend!

Kay & Sime xx

Comments

Pattypan said…
Take care don't work too hard and safe journeys. Hope Bebe is okay

Pattypan

xx
Kath said…
Glad it's not all work and no play for the Smiths. You look nice in your frock Kay.
I do enjoy my armchair tours of your county.
When we were little my family took us to "The lost church" which, as I remember, was all that was left when a tidal wave destroyed a village. Any idea where that is?
just Gai said…
Oh St Ives! I just love it - despite the crowds, which we will have to put up with until we can break free from school holidays.

Without a rail card train fares can be pricey. If you had time to spare the walk from Lelant Saltings to St Ives is delightful - sand dunes, beaches, leafy pathways and spectacular views.

Zennor's another favourite. We've taken the bus there from St Ives and also walked in both directions. The Atlantic grey seals on the Carracks are fascinating viewing while munching on sarnies.

Looking forward to the circus post!
Anonymous said…
I'm like you - hate the crowds. I love the pictures of the church. Don't work too hard.
Catherine said…
Gosh ~ isn't that always the way ~ crowds are no fun. I look forward to photos from the circus!!

Happy Weekend!
xo Catherine
Thank you everyone!

Pattypan - Bebe's fine & being well looked after.

Kath - We have no idea where the lost church is, we've even googled it!

Gai - Great info, we'll definitely try & find the grey seals next time we're down that way!

Mel - Afraid we're continuing to work far too hard!

Catherine - We shall probably stay nearer to home until September - the crowds are crazy!

Kay :)

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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.
This corner of the farmyard I like most: As well as any bloom upon a flower I like the dust on the nettles, never lost Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
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