We’ve just got back from a week’s holiday in Cornwall, based in a seaside apartment in the small village of Marazion looking out on to St Michael’s Mount.
If we’d carried on much further we’d have been in the sea as it’s only about another twenty miles or so to Lands End. Its a hell of a drive, at 360 miles door to door, but well worth it as we thoroughly enjoyed our time down there. We were fortunate to have decent weather for sightseeing. On most days it was a little chilly for lying around on the beach – luckily that’s not my idea of a holiday.
We spent the week exploring the area and the time just disappeared. Luckily, once we were down there all the main things we wanted to see were relatively close. The furthest place we visited, the Eden Project, being only an hours drive away.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve never been to Cornwall before. Previously, I’ve only been as far a Plymouth, mainly to catch the ferry to France or Spain. But as we’ve decided to spend more time exploring our own country, Cornwall was an obvious destination, coupled with the desire to visit the Tate outpost in St Ives after I’d watched a few programmes on the St Ives School on BBC 4 at the end of last year.
Our apartment overlooked the beach and had a stunning view of St Michael’s Mount. It had large bay windows and a balcony and we were able to while away the evenings watching all the activity taking place on the beach and in the sea. People were constantly coming and going and there was usually something going on in the bay – yachts, rowing boats, and sea kayaks; small boats ferrying visitors to and from the mount when the tide was in, people walking across the causeway when it was out – with some people risking wading across even when the tide was in.