A couple of weeks ago we went down to St. Ives in Cornwall. We had rented an apartment in Carbis Bay, about a mile walk away from St. Ives along a Coastal Path.
This was the view from our apartment:
This is one of the best views we've had whilst being on holiday. It honestly felt like we were in a different country, I don't know about you but being by the sea just instantly relaxes me!
On our first day down there, we went and explored the area. It is very hilly there, especially walking to St. Ives down the coastal path - I mistakenly wore sandals, and wished I had put my trainers on. St. Ives is full of little cafes and pubs (not to mention numerous cornish pasty and ice cream shops), and many art galleries which are lovely to look around.
I didn't put any sun cream on, and I got quite badly burnt. Being by the coast, it was quite windy and I just didn't realise how hot it was!
When in Cornwall, one must have a Cornish Pasty.
On Monday we went and had a look around Penzance, and went to St. Michael's Mount.
There's a castle on the top, and gardens surrounding it which you can have a look around. It is looked after by the National Trust. When the tide goes out it unveils the footpath which you can see in the above picture so you can walk across. If the tide is in, you can pay a small price to go over by boat.
We saw dolphins swimming from the gardens, I wish I had a pair of binoculars on me!
Later that evening we had tickets to go watch "She Stoops to Conquer" at the Minack Theatre, which is also known at "The Theatre in the Cliffs"
The view was unbelievable, and I would really recommend this to anyone who is visiting the South of Cornwall.
During the performance we saw dolphins again (not sure if it was the same pod from earlier). I saw them swimming to the left around the cove, and they slowly made their infront of us. I felt a bit bad for the performers because the whole audience by this point was like "wow dolphins" and were taking pictures. But I guess it's not something you see everyday, it was really an unforgettable moment.
The next day we went for a Spa Day at St. Ives Harbour Spa. We both had treatments and Laiten got in touch with his feminine side ;)
We had a glass of Pimms and strawberries with cream up on the terrace
You can walk along a coastal path which has beautiful views, and reach a small cove where seals are. It was so nice to see seals & dolphins out in the sea in their own habitat.
It was our last night and we decided to stay on Godrevy and have a BBQ on the beach whilst watching the sunset.
We some picked mussels, and bought them home and we cooked them in butter and garlic, they were delicious!
We also went on a boat trip to Seal Island, went and watched the new Jurassic Park film, spent the day at Carbis Bay beach and went kayaking, and also went body boarding - which is so much fun but surprisingly tiring!
I had such a lovely time, and would definitely go back. There are so many things to do and other places to explore in Cornwall. And it was so nice not having to deal with flights and airport transfer!
We were lucky with the weather as well, and both came back with a nice tan!