Cornwall July 2016
Friday 22nd - Friday 29th July 2016
A week's holiday on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall with extended family.
London to Cornwall
Friday 22nd July 2016
First day of our week's holiday, mostly spent travelling down to Cornwall. Arrived about 5pm, and spent the rest of the evening enjoying exploring the house and gardens.
Saturday 23rd July 2016
First full day of the holiday, and forecast to be the only properly summery day, so we wasted no time heading straight to the beach at Portscatho.
Pandora and Crabbing
Sunday 24th July 2016
Got the King Harry Ferry, and went to the Pandora Inn for lunch. There, we picked up a bug for crabbing, which was to be a running theme throughout the rest of the holiday. Obviously I made sure they were all safely returned to the water.
Monday 25th July 2016
Owing to a bit of a miscommunication, we went to a "fun park" today, thinking Jessica et al would be there, but it turned out they had gone somewhere else instead. We attempted to have "fun" regardless.
Tuesday in Cornwall
Tuesday 26th July 2016
Went for a morning outing to St. Anthony's Head, the highlight of which for me was a cup of tea and a scone from the ThirsTea Company at nearby Porth. Spent the remainder of the day in and around the house - the girls played with a tent in the garden, and also with some lego.
Wednesday 27th July 2016
Showed Erika some places from my childhood holidays - had lunch at the Boathouse restaurant which, in a former incarnation as Captain Cook's we'd eaten at something like 30 years ago. Also took Erika to the famous little beach outside Portscatho where me and Adrian had buried Dad's shoes (only ever to recover one of them). In the evening Dad did a Barbecue back at the house.
Thursday 28th July 2016
Last full day of the holiday. Dithered over what to do for most of the daytime, ending up spending most of it just hanging around the house, and eventually going out toward the end of the afternoon to St. Mawes, where we had dinner.
Back to London
Friday 29th July 2016
Said our goodbyes in the morning, drove our hire car back to Truro (with one last crossing on the King Harry Ferry), then got the train from there back to London.