Tuesday, 13 April 2010

My Great Escape.

I have been working quite hard for the last few weeks preparing for this summers fairs. So, on the spur of the moment we decided to 'escape, for a couple of days. The weather has been so nice, lots of spring sunshine to bring out the leaves on the trees.

First stop Port Isaac on the north Cornish coast, we arrived in the late afternoon and walked around the narrow streets before sitting by the sea and enjoying a Pimms.

Most of these white cottages and indeed most of Port Isaac dates back to the 16th and 17th century. Its so nice that it remains unspoilt by modern development and retains all the charm of an old Cornish fishing village.

We spent the next day on hired bikes cycling the Camel Trail to Padstow with its pretty harbour and narrow streets before heading of to walk some of the South West coast path. This is the longest of our National paths stretching for 630 miles around the south west coast of England.

This is where the Atlantic touches our shores.These spectacular views are from my favourite part of the coast path, starting at Porthcothan beach, no surfers today, so different from high summer when you can't see the sand for people, picnics and surf boards.

It's a 90 minute walk to Bedruthan Steps where the cafe serves the best scones I have ever tasted, they are freshly made throughout the day and are so delicious that I just had to indulge, no cream or butter though with makes me feel saintly! Anyhow theres always the walk back to undo the sins. A truly memorable day.

On my last day I had to find something white to complete the post. I was so pleased to find this beautiful 'Blackthorn', the blossom is truly white and looking its best in the sunshine.

I,m home now, I cycled 12 miles and walked over 12 miles of coast path in my three day break and I'm going to be at my sewing machine in the morning.

Happy WW to you all!


Victoria said...

Those are beautiful photo's!

soggibottom said...

Er.... excuse me... that's my beach... you can't go there. O.k. it's a drive away... but MINE !
x x x

soggibottom said...

Shame for you, cos Soggibottom is nearer to you thank you might think ! x x x :-)
How is the road getting out. x
Take a slight detour into a village !

Faded Charm said...

What beautiful photos. I'd love to see these in person. So glad you took some time for yourself. Thanks for playing today.

Enjoy your Wednesday.


Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That look like it was a great trip. Thanks for shareing great pic's..Julian

Cindy Geilmann said...

What a fantasy vacation, so glad I saw it. I love you boarder and header.

cindy@stitches and auntelsie'strinketstreasures

shana said...

Lovely photos. Thank you so much for the comment on my blog. It means alot that others are taking the time to read my blog.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Thank You for your birthday greeting. Today I did have a great time. Have a good day...Julian

Cindy said...

Just found your blog and I am thrilled! I live in Savannah, Ga. about 15 miles from "where the Atlantic touches the Ga. shore". I am a teacher with a degree in History and I have had always had a special interest in England! I am fairly new to the blogging world but so delighted to find your blog. I LOVED this pictures. I will be back to catch up on everything I have missed!