It’s not hard to figure out that I am in love with Cornwall. After all, it seems I do a few posts a year on how much I love the place (see here , here , here and here). For the past few years we have only ever managed pretty short trips down to the South West, so this time we decided to take a full nine days and really make the most of it.
We set off for my dad’s house in Calstock on the Thursday, and made it down for a late tea and a catch up. The following morning we had a walk along the river, it’s such a beautiful part of the world, and was the perfect start to the holiday to help us get into relaxation mode.
Mid-morning on the Friday we drove to Fowey to meet Richard’s family. We rented a big house there for all eight of us plus our little one year old niece and the family dog, in celebration of my father-in-law’s 60th birthday. We had a little wander around the town in the afternoon, then checked into the house and got settled before tucking into a spag bol tea and making plans for the weekend.
Saturday was pretty rainy, but after a walk with the dog we persevered and went to Mevagissey, which is a beautiful little harbour town. The weather did not play ball at all and we got soaked whilst we were there, but on a sunny day I imagine it is just gorgeous, and definitely one to go back to. We sheltered from the rain in the pub and had chip butties overlooking the harbour, before heading for home to escape the weather.
On the Sunday the boys went sailing, we had chartered a yacht for a day as a present for their dad, so we stayed at the house and did some shopping in Fowey, there were so many things I could have bought. I loved the White Doll Arts shop which had some beautiful pottery pieces made on the premises and also some by other local artisans. I bought Richard a salt pig which will have pride of place in our new kitchen once it’s installed.
We then went for a lovely afternoon tea before all meeting up back at the house for fish and chips. That evening we went back down to the harbour for a drink to toast the weekend.
I absolutely love being by the sea, and having a little one and a dog there with us just made the trip even better. I love taking the dog for walks and although she couldn’t go on any beaches she did manage to have a swim off the harbour. It was also really lovely to stay just above the main part of the town so we were able to just nip in and out as we wanted, and there was a little local shop on the same road and of course great views from the living room. We always try and choose somewhere with sea views as then even if the weather is awful you can sit inside and look at the sea. We are such seaside addicts!
All too soon it was Monday morning, our long family weekend was over but we were excited for the next part of our trip as we headed off to St Ives for the rest of the week. More to come on that in a separate post as otherwise it would just be picture overload!