As we made our way there, we seemed to switch between being in the middle of patches of rain or fog, with some overcast views mixed in. Unfortunately, this was the case for the majority of our time in Cornwall, but since we all come from places that are not particularly sunny, we all adapted fairly quickly.
After settling in at the amazing cottage where we were staying in in Lelant Saltings (not too far from St. Ives), we decided to fit in some exploring before our dinner. We headed towards Godrevy Lighthouse. There were a number of surfers in the water, and while we weren’t about to join in, it was nice to go for a walk and surfer-watch – at least, what we could see of them.
We had researched the tides in advance so we timed our visit perfectly. We had just enough time to explore the island, walking through the village taking the cobblestone pathways all the way to the castle above, wandering through the castle and chapel before making our way back down and across the bay as the tide started to rise.
We then headed further west to Porthcurno, where we visited the beach (and saw a sea lion)!, and then walked up some steep steps on the edge of the cliff to get to the outdoor Minack Theatre which had some amazing views.
That night, we made our way to Mousehole to eat at The Old Coastguard. We all partook in some local Cornish ales and ciders. We went for a walk after supper - to aid in digestion - and ended up near a beautiful harbour, lit up at night, where we were also "treated" to some Morris dancing. An educational experience for all.
Walking through the narrow passageways of the mine was quite the (slightly claustrophobic) experience.
Then we went to Tintagel, the castle on the coast that is rumoured to be where King Arthur was magically conceived. We’re still unsure about that one, but regardless, it was an important area in the dark ages and they were closely involved in trade with the Mediterranean world. More importantly the whole area was absolutely stunning… and windy!
On Thursday Elizabeth headed to Seattle for a work event and Luke stuck around the UK, going to a wedding on Saturday in Oxford, with all of the festivities that go along with that, and then spent some more time with family on Sunday.
During our time in Cornwall, there were a few different cameras snapping photos, so we don't have all of the good ones, but here are some of our photos: