We've just had our two week summer (!) holiday in Cornwall and the weather, to put it bluntly, was terrible. We hardly saw any sign of that big yellow round thing in the sky during our first week, in fact, the rain hardly let up. We did get a few good days in the second week though and managed to spend a little time on the lovely beaches there. I didn't take many photos, I just couldn't be bothered recording our time spent in the pouring rain, but here's a few which I took when the sun decided to put in an appearance.
I think we've visited Boscastle every time we've been to Cornwall, it's such a lovely little fishing village and great for a wander round.
Aren't these cottages pretty?
It's hard to keep Archie out of water, even when he's on his lead.
We walked up towards the harbour. The tide has often been out when we've visited previously but as you can see, it was in this time.
We climbed a little way to see the natural inlet which leads to the harbour.
Mevagissey is on the south coast of Cornwall, we visited for the first time two years ago and really liked it so we decided to take a trip there again on this holiday.
The harbour is busy with working fishing boats, though tourism is now the major industry here.
One thing we missed last time was the museum which is located by the harbour. It's quite compact but is situated on three floors which are jam packed with exhibits and all very interesting. It was well worth a visit and they even let Archie in. I'd definitely visit again, admission is free but donations are welcome.
There's lots of touristy gift shops in Mevagissey which we enjoyed browsing, especially when it started to rain, yet again.
We misjudged the weather when we visited Padstow, rain had been forcast so we decided to head here for a wander instead of spending time on the beach, however, the sun decided to put in an appearance afterall.
It was glorious weather so after refreshments in a lovely beer garden, we spent the remainder of the day on the beach at Constantine Bay. It was rather windy though, Mick and Eleanor went off to the sea to do a bit of body boarding but returned rather sooner than expected, the waves had literally whipped Eleanor in a full circle on her board and everyone on the beach got an eyeful as she emerged with a boob hanging out of her bikini.
Another beach we visited was Trebarwith Strand. This is another place we found for the first time two years ago and we learnt then that you have to check the tide tables before you go as the sea covers the whole of the beach at high tide. We judged it right this time and not only did Mick and Eleanor manage to have some time body boarding in the sea but Archie also enjoyed some time splish sploshing around in the rock pools.
As is usually the case, he dried himself off by rolling around in the sand.
We couldn't spend time in Cornwall without visiting our favourite haunt, Blackrock Beach, which is part of Widemouth Bay. This beach isn't very far from where we stay and it's dog friendly too. As you can see, it wasn't very sunny this particular day but Eleanor still managed to get burnt, silly girl.
We spent rather more time than usual in our lodge, especially that first week, but Mick and Eleanor did lots of fishing (there's four lakes in the grounds) and I did plenty of reading. I'd taken knitting and stitching with me but hardly did any crafting at all. It's the first time we've holidayed at the end of June and beginning of July but it's a gamble whatever time of year you go on holiday in the UK with the weather being what it is. We made the most of it though and had plenty of rest and relaxation.
We've got a busy week coming up, Daniel's graduation on Wednesday and Eleanor's 18th birthday on Friday, celebrations all round.