Saturday, 14 August 2010

A Hoilday in Cornwall

This just a bit of light hearted musings about my holiday in Cornwall with my daughter.

Friday 6th Aug - Set off at Stopped for brekkie at about 7.30, and then again at 8.45 just before Exeter for a half hour powernap! Arrived in Penzance at 11.30. Wandered around Penzance for a hour or so, then off to Marazion so Rachel could wade her feet in the sea. Off to Tesco's for supplies, then at 3.30pm checked in to the apartment. Crashed out.

Saturday 7th Aug - Off to Porthcurno, and wandered around the Telegraph Museum for a few hours in the wartime underground bunker. Then down to Portcurno beach, where Rachel changed into her wetsuit for a few hours splashing about.

Sunday 8th Aug - Off to Prussia Cove, one of the top 10 snorkelling locations in the UK. Needless to say, I'm quickly in the water, while Rachel explores all the rookpools.

Monday 9th Aug - The weather has turned as it is raining, so we are off to Paradise Park (an aviary for exotic birds), where we watch a falconry show that include an Eagle Owl, and a Bald Eagle.

Tuesday 10th - MY BIRTHDAY, but still pissing down with rain. We visit St Just to wander the various art galleries,then off to the Lizard Peninsular, then Coverack, then St Keverne. Off to Roskilly Farm to have a steak BBQ dinner.

Wednesday 11th Aug - The sun has got his hat on again!! Off to a beach in Porthgwarra. Very small and we followed a pantechnicon down this tiny lane to get to it. More snorkelling.

Thursday 12th Aug - The last day. Off to visit Botallack Mine near St Just. A National trust owned area of former tin mining with some spectacular North Cornwall coast line. Then off to Cape Cornwall, where we spend time in the Coast Watch lookout, complete with radar and the biggest binoculars I've ever seen, that could see the Scilly Isles! Lastly we wandered around Mousehole (home of Stargazey Pie! Christmas Eve in Mousehole is a place to and time to visit!!!)

Friday 13th Aug - Set of at 8.30am to head home.


  1. Hi Kim,

    great post, thanks for that. Makes me realise I need to get back to Cornwall again soon.

    Would be quite a good trip to do a bimble around and do a few shore dives.

    PS. there is a spell check on the blog!