We're just back from a lovely, lovely holiday in the far west of Cornwall, and we even had a sunny week to make it perfect. I did take dozens of photos (as you do) and hope the following selection will be of interest or be a reminder of happy days in this beautiful county.
It's a wonderful coastline and this is a view from the dunes above Hayle.
Well known for the wonderful old gardens, often with exotic planting, Cornwall also has its own wealth of wild flowers and the hedges at this time of year are dripping in colour and just as exotic in their own way. You probably know, but a Cornish hedge is in fact a combination of a stone wall and earth-topped bank - sometimes with bushes on the top.
For proper exotic we headed to St. Michael's Mount a magical and mystical island just off the coast opposite Marazion and walked across the causeway at low tide. The garden was open and we had a wonderful time clambering about like arthritic goats - this is where the gardeners abseil down from the castle to plant and weed!!
In Falmouth I couldn't resist taking a photo of this lovely rusty chain and anchor...
....and this peep towards the harbour down this narrow steep alleyway.