Thursday, 3 June 2010
Along the Atlantic Coast in Cornwall
Just to remind everyone that Soggibottom cottage is in South Devon.
Lucky for us it's near enough for days out almost anywhere in the South West of England.
Yesterday our travels took us to Perranporth in Cornwall, we are frequent visitors as my aunt and uncle live here. Even in the Winter we nip over from the Channel side of England in Devon to the Atlantic side in Cornwall.
You can't visit the beautiful Atlantic Coast and not go to the beach, especially one that we used to visit when our kids were small. One that will always be one of our favorite beaches.
I still remember our own kids tripping gaily along the beach even though they were laden with all sorts of beach gear.
Buckets and spades. Football, surf board, towels, bags full of goodies and clean clothes. Everything but the kitchen sink.
Grace our black Labrador always carrying the cricket bat.
It never seemed to matter that she had already given it a good chew.
We were one of the families that would make their way right to the end, yes, over where the water laps the cliff in the distance. Passing all likely spots for our own special one. We would set up camp for the few hours that the tide allowed us before the waves from the Atlantic would roll and come crashing in as the tide turned.
All hopes of saving the sand castles and playing king Canute washed away.
The ways of tourists and day trippers.
Now we tend to stick to the cliff tops and view the scene below.
The quieter side of Harlyn Bay and the view to Travone Bay.
It's now time to sit and stare.... ask Amie Soto Blossom.....
Below in the video is the view she was looking at.
For Laurie, as I did promise you some sunny pictures of England. It really doesn't rain here all the time.
Also for Faye until she has the chance to walk on a beach again.
And to my friend Heather from Heckety at home, she is always playing tricks on me. A while ago she had given Soggibottom a link on her blog and I couldn't make it out why soggibottom had so much traffic from Ireland. I would love to return the complement.
One more mention, if you haven't yet found Tweedles along the blog road then here is the link. She will make you laugh and make you cry.