We’ve been back off holiday for a fortnight and it feels like a lifetime ago, (why does that happen?) and with guests in the chalet I’ve been unable to keep my holiday vibe going so, I’ve been taking myself across to other parts of Cornwall. On Monday this week I hopped over to the north coast with teenage son to mad friends house, the weather had been unsettled over the weekend so we didn’t know what to expect. I think it’s best to say that we got a bit of everything weather wise but on Tuesday we managed to walk along the cliffs to Harlyn for a picnic on the beach and the boys were in the sea most of the time. By mid week the weather had calmed down and we got full sun on Thursday, I headed to the Lost Gardens of Heligan with my friend Sam for the opening of a new Kneehigh show at their touring venue, the Asylum. We meandered our way down and stopped at favourite places on the way, the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery our food stop, Lostwithiel for vintage shopping and Charlestown for our historic Cornish seaside stop. Charlestown is where some of the outdoor scenes for the television series Poldark were filmed, there are tall ships docked here and the little harbour is quaint and untouched, for that authentic feel.
the sea and sky were as blue as… well…almost Hawaii…
and the sea soooooooo calm, perfect for a swim
yet, unlike the north coast which earlier in the week was wall to wall wind breaks here, as you can see, the beach was pretty much empty. I reckon people head to the north coast for the surf and the nightlife, here on the south coast its peace and calm sea and on Thursday it was pretty much perfect.
We then headed to our final destination for an evening of Cornish culture Kneehigh style.
Heligan is a magical place and even more so at night with the fairy lights twinkling and the moon shining bright.
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