Saturday, 30 August 2014

A Week in Cornwall ♥


Hello bloggers! I'm sorry I haven't been out visiting your blogs for a while. I have a very good excuse you know :) because I've been away for a while in beautiful Cornwall discovering new parts that I haven't been to before! This top picture I took at the lovely Prussia Cove.


Here's where we stayed, Porthleven. It can get very windy here and the storms hit it very hard last winter. The weather was calm and warm most of the time while we were there, so I was able to walk along the coast path to take this picture of the town.


My memory of the Lizard Peninsula is of dragging horizontal children through the wind to look at the view! It was actually Lizard Point that I'd been to before and this experience had delayed going anywhere near there again, so when I saw Mullion Cove for the first time last week I was amazed at how stunning it was!
Mullion Cove was spectacular and I thought how it must be the best place around here, until that is, I visited Kynance Cove!


Oh my goodness what a paradise it was. The cafe there had the tastiest food too!


I took my sketchbook with me and made a few quick sketches while we were out and about.
Below are people near Smeaton's Pier in St Ives watching the seals who have no fear of humans, I expect they know where the fish will come from later in the day! 


Another very picturesque place we visited was Helford.


 The cottages there are so pretty. Piano music drifted in the air as we walked around the village, how very perfect!



 Cape Cornwall is somewhere I've been to many times in the past and the summer heather is so lovely and soft underfoot.



 There was a basking shark in that water! Don't bother making the photo larger to try and see it, I didn't manage to capture it on camera because it moved so quickly and every time I clicked, it would disappear under the water!




We wanted to avoid the dreaded A30 holiday traffic going home so we spent some time in Polperro on the way home.


 It's been many years since I've been there and I'm happy to say it was as lovely as I remember it. :)


Thankyou for visiting me here today. My Etsy shop will reopen again on Monday with some new paintings for sale. I'd love it if you came back here to see them!

I hope you've had (and are still having!) a lovely summer. 
x x


7 comments:

CJ said...

What a wonderful post, it looks like you had a lovely holiday. It was especially nice to see, as we stayed in Porthleven back at the beginning of July, and visited several of the same places. The Lizard Peninsula is fantastic isn't it, quite quiet and unspoilt, and Kynance Cove was my favourite place, utterly beautiful. I'm so glad you had such a good time. CJ xx

Sue Marrazzo said...

NICE POST! It made me smile to see all the wonderful photos! I like the blue toenails too!!!!!

Anne said...

Lovely photos thanks for sharing :)
It's so different from Australia, I love the houses close to the ocean.
It's spring here now soon it will be summer and we will head off down the south coast down to the ocean.
I can't wait. :)

Anne said...

Lovely photos thanks for sharing :)
It's so different from Australia, I love the houses close to the ocean.
It's spring here now soon it will be summer and we will head off down the south coast down to the ocean.
I can't wait. :)

Victoria Stitch said...

wow jealous! looks beautiful!

rossichka said...

During the last several years I've learnt that coming back to places (and the people there)that I loved in the past, might me disappointing...:( So I began to think it is a little bit risky.
But from this post I felt how happy you were revisiting these beautiful places, so dear to you. Your photos reveal wonderful sights - rich in colours and with a special atmosphere.
Lovely sketches, Jessie! I'm eager to see the future drawings!

Karen Fields said...

Jess, thanks for sharing all of your photos. Living in Florida, I never get to experience the hills and mountainous terrain that you have. Our landscape is flat and flat! Hot and hot! Love your sketchbook, too!