I have a huge case of the post-holiday blues – oh, to be beside the seaside. So I’ve spent a bit of time trawling through the hundreds of photos I took while we were in Cornwall last week and have picked out some of my favourites. Even though it rained, a few times, we had a lovely time. As it was out of season, we could take Poppy on all the beaches, which was ace and we took full advantage of that, whatever the weather.
We also enjoyed a few cream teas, pasties, local chips and the odd cider. It was bliss!
For me, there’s nothing better than being by the sea. Last week we spent the week in Cornwall, exploring the Lizard. As it’s out of season, we were able to take Poppy on all the beaches, which she loved! We had such a wicked time, despite the weather – the sun only came out a few times. Not that we were deterred by that at all.
On our way home on Saturday, we stopped off at Poldhu for a walk and some breakfast. We knew the tide would be out and even the sun came out! We had a great walk around, explored rock pools and enjoyed a delicious breakfast and hot chocolate at the brilliant Poldhu Beach Cafe. Their egg bap is awesome and the perfect post-walk meal. Really wish I was back there right now!
Last week, we spent seven sun filled days on the South West coast. Once again we headed for Cadgwith Cove and spent the week walking the coast path, looking for dog friendly beaches and being constantly wind swept!
What a view! There’s nothing quite like being by the sea. The sound of the waves crashing against the shore, the smell of salt in the air and the different shades of blue are a real feast for the eyes. (Did you know my favourite colour is blue? It’s easy to see why!) We had such a fantastic week, helped by the great weather, though I’d quite happily walk around the Cornish coast path, whatever the weather. I’ve never been on a last minute holiday before, and while it did cause me some anxiety beforehand, as soon as we were packed up and in the car, heading for Cadgwith, I could feel all the stress seeping away. Ah! Cadgwith didn’t disappoint. It was amazing!
Yesterday as Museum Day and in Oxford, we’re really spoilt with the amazing Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museum. While we were in Cornwall last week, we didn’t visit any museums, but we did go to Trebah Gardens. It’s dog friendly, has lots to see and it has it’s own beach. Perfect.
It has such an amazing array of plants of all colours, shapes and sizes. We headed straight down to the beach upon arrival and enjoyed a salted caramel ice cream. Then we headed back up to the koi pond, via the water garden, which was incredibly tranquil. It was such a lovely place, we intended to go back, as the ticket is valid for 7 days. But alas, we ran out of time and didn’t make it. It’s definitely somewhere we’ll visit again next time we’re near. Poppy was welcome throughout the gardens and she loved it! There were so many smells for her that she was exhausted when we finished. Dogs have free entry and we even got a dog biscuit on arrival! So cute! The gardens were a real inspiration to me and I took way too many pictures. I love that the beach has such a history too, as it was used as an embarkation point for the D-Day landings. The boathouse that’s on the beach was also built by racing driver, Donald Healey.
Trebah Garden is now one of my favourite places to visit in Cornwall! How about you? What’s your favourite garden to visit?