Friday, October 6, 2017

Cornwall - Five on Friday

It's been a while since I joined in with Five on Friday with Tricky over at Family Attempting to Survive the Times. It's been a busy summer here and things are finally settling down again. I was in England for six weeks (from end of July to beginning week of September), then a camping trip and then a weekend away up in the north of Michigan. I'm trying to back into the groove of things but it doesn't seem to be happening. Sigh.

Anyway, for this week's Five on Friday I'm going to share five photos from my holiday to Cornwall. While I was over visiting Mum (she's in Ipswich) we took an 8 day holiday to Cornwall. It is really such a beautiful place. It was a little steep for Mum in places. She turned 81 (September) while I was there and, although she gets around really well, some places where a little steep.

It's another of those places I'd love to live or maybe at least go visit again. I've always wanted to go there. When I was a child I read stories of smugglers and the ragged coastline. There are just so many nooks and crannies, such a great place to explore!

Land's End. It has become very commercialised. There is a big shopping/restaurant place, but if you go past that and walk along the front it is really quite beautiful. Lots of beautiful coastline and walks. I really enjoyed going there.

Pendennis Point. This was an unexpected pleasure.  We ended up taking one of those tourist buses where you can hop on and off and this was one of the spots we hopped off. Gorgeous! It had a lovely lighthouse to view too.

Carbis Bay. This is actually where we stayed. The beach was beautiful. Unfortunately there was quite a steep hill that led from our hotel to the beach. Mum went down once and managed to get back up but it was a struggle. I ended up going down a couple of times just to get photos.

St. Ives was only a five minute train ride from our hotel. It's a beautiful harbour town with some lovely beaches. We had a lovely walk along the front. The streets are quite windy and have lots of tourist shops, but the front is beautiful and well worth a walk.

Porthleven. I LOVED this place! So ragged looking and wild. It was like something out of a Gothic novel. The clouds were heavy with clouds, but luckily the rain stayed away. I could almost imagine this in winter at high tide with wild winds lashing against the coast and the waves crashing up the rocks near the church. Sigh.

Thanks so much for visiting! Happy Five on Friday and I hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. What wonderful photos! They all look like great places to visit. I think I could just sit on that rock in your first picture and take in the view for hours.

  2. Thankyou for these snapshots from the other side of the planet. It is lovely to see parts of the world I may never get to.

    At one point you had my heart in my throat when you said your Mum went down once, I thought she had fallen, but I re-read it and realised that she went down the path once. Thank goodness. It looks like a pretty part of the world, though wintery, but then wintery weather can make for the best photos.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Best wishes,

  3. Breathtaking scenery - love the village by the sea and the stormy looking coast-line. How wonderful to spend time with your Mum in these beautiful places. The fact that she is 81 and still going strong is wonderful, too :) xo Karen

  4. I saw your comment on Cottage at the end of the Lane blog. You commented about Bentwaters AFB. I was stationed there Dec 1976-78. I enjoyed my time there. After I married we lived in Felixstowe. I liked Ipswich. Nice town. Small world. Glad had a nice getaway! Take care. I blog too!

  5. Lovely pictures! Very atmospheric with all the clouds! Thank you for sharing. Cornwall is a place I've heard of and read about, but never visited. Loved catching glimpses of it from your photographs.

  6. Beautiful, such a lovely rugged coastline and stunning scenery. A great five.

  7. Gorgeous Cornwall.
    I don't like the thing they built at Land's End either....a proper blot on the landscape.

  8. Brings back memories ! I spent 12 days in Cornwall 2 years ago, such a beautiful place !

  9. Thank you for sharing. Cornwall is a place I've heard of and read about, but never visited. Loved catching glimpses of it from your photographs.

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