It was nearly dark when we arrived but on Friday night (our tenth wedding anniversary) it was still so warm at half past nine, we all bolted straight down to the beach. We'd come up with lots of ideas of how to celebrate but staying top of the list was a big wish to spend some time in our favourite seasidey place and with the forecast looking so brilliant - we went for it.
Oh and we're so very glad we did and seeing as a tenth anniversary is marked by tin, Cornwall seemed pretty spot on.
Our little men couldn't quite believe we were going all that way, straight from school. "Very, very exciting" was the view. For two nights our home was a lovely apartment right on top of the lifeboat station ("even more exciting!") with the view that I dream about for most of the year.
In all our visits to Port Isaac I have to say we've had our fair share of torrential rain and grey dankness and even though I love it whatever the weather, waking up on Saturday to skies of the brightest blue and golden sunshine felt like a an amazingly special treat. The wind was pretty epic but who cares when its warm and balmy.
First port of call was the beach in a lovely, very pretty village called Trevone which is just a few miles west of Padstow and one of seven fabulous, sandy coves along Constantine Bay.
Look at that - a hot Saturday on a Cornish beach and no one about. Well there were a few other people but there was plenty of room for everyone, I've never seen it so quiet and peaceful.Think the gale must have put a few people off or maybe Bank Holiday week is when everyone is planning to go?
All we need is a wetsuit, a spade and we're set for the day. The sea truly was that colour - deep turquoise that blended to depeest navy under a bright sky.
A day to remember and there's another one tomorrow!