Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Ten Equals Tin

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.

Fish and chips by the sea for tea and then a lazy, dreamy stroll back down windy lanes, past cosy cottages and delicious restaurants for a nice cool drink sat on the sea wall to watch the sun go down.
A day to remember and there's another one tomorrow!

29 comments:

Louise said...

That sounds truly wonderful and an appropriate location for your ten years.! I can't believe the beach was so quiet - hoe lucky! Beautiful photos! The weather has been amazing. We've been out walking in the Peak District, too hot really but we have to make the most of the blue sky days!

I look forward to seeing tomorrow and Happy Anniversary.

Rubyred said...

Happy Anniversary!
I think you picked the perfect place to spend it!I can almost smell the salty air! Your photos are amazing, oh I do have the wanties for the seaside!
Rachel x

homegirl said...

Happy Anniversary!
what a lovely way to spend the weekend.
Your photos are gorgeous!
Really makes me want to travel to your beautiful coast!!!

June said...

Happy Anniversary! Cornwall is a truly amazing place with lovely beaches and coastline to explore - love the photos!
June

Ann said...

Happy Anniversary. Absolutely beautiful photos, I can smell the salty air and feel the warmth of the sun. I would love to live in Cornwall in a little cottage with views like this. I really enjoyed this post, thank you! Kind regards, Ann - Australia.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary - this makes me so homesick, even after 40 years "down under". Joy

Miss Holly said...

Oh my Gosh!!! What a place...it is on my list of dream spots....I so hope someday to see it...so happy you are in one of your favorite places!!!! Enjoy every minute with those darlin boys!!

Streetcomber said...

Lovely shots. Captures the essence of Cornwall. I know these places from my childhood camping holidays. Happy days :)

Sue said...

I yearn to be in Cornwall right now. Two months to go yet though.

Country Rabbit said...

awww steph ,
happy anniversary, such a dream place to spend it ;0)x The Cornish coast is an amazingly beautiful place.
I sooooo enjoy your photography and the glimpse from your view...it really is a joyful tonic and you capture the simple life of what a holiday should be about- forgetting all the gadgets and techno and just looking at the natural beauty of where you are.

Your little boys by the shore line and dramatic cliffs looks so dreamy.

They will remember this for years and years to come, bless them ;0)

x Kazzy x

thriftwood said...

Looks idyllic! Have never been to Cornwall, but it looks beautiful ... Happy Anniversary, and have a lovely week, Claire xx

Pipany said...

Your pics remind me just how lucky I am to be Cornish and live in such an amazing place! Look forward to more Steph x

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Happy anniversary! Looks wonderful, such gorgeous photos!
Victoria xx

LandGirl1980 said...

A very happy anniversary to you :) Looks divine!

Fleur Cotton said...

Happy Anniversary ... I can't think of a better place to spend it ...I just love Cornwall.

Enjoy the sun.
Fleur xx

Caro (UrbanVegPatch) said...

Have thoroughly enjoyed this post, Cornwall is the best when it's relatively clear of people and the beaches are spectacular (such a difference between north and south coast). I love Constantine Bay and have painted it several times so really enjoyed this post. Hoping to go back myself this summer, heading towards Falmouth and the Helford.

Vintage Jane said...

Looks fab. We're off camping in Cornwall for couple of days next week. can't wait! M x

Tracey Steele said...

Congratulations! Cornwall was indeed a fitting place to celebrate your tin wedding anniversary

driftwood said...

happy anniversary, that looks like a truly wonderful way to spend a weekend xxxx

bellaboo said...

Happy,HAPPY anniversary to you both!
Well...
you picked one of MY favourite places too! It only seems like yesterday we were there in Port Isaac,sitting on the pub veranda.Your pictures are stunning Steph.I have fond childhood memories of picnics on Constantine Bay.Yes...Cornwall is truly magical! :0)

My Norfolk Life said...

What a lovely weekend! Glad you got the best of the weather. Happy Anniversary.
Claire

...Tabiboo... said...

Steph your pictures are gorgeous and what a lovely way to celebrate - I may have to earmark this post for inspiration - we've never been that far, but it looks so amazing and I love, love, love that view.

Happy anniversary and congratulations,

Nina xxx

Justine said...

Beautiful, atmospheric photos. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Anniversary!

Rose H (UK) said...

Congratulations, Happy Anniversary!
Looks like you had a wonderful time :o)

Frances said...

Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary, and hoping that the next day will share the weather that greeted you all.

Thank you for the lovely photos. xo

Jay said...

What beautiful photos! Happy 10th anniversary!

Barri-Jayne said...

Happy 10th Anniversary!!! Looks like you all had an amazing time, how exciting for your little men. Photos are beautiful, makes me want to go back to Cornwall.

Barrina x

Hill upon Hill said...

Oh this was heavenly for me to visit.

just Gai said...

The rain's beating against my window panes but your photos have carried me away to narrow lanes, fishermen's cottages, brightly coloured boats, rock pools and sandy beaches. Thank you.