Cornwall – holiday update 2

Our first full day in Cornwall was rather uneventful.   It was very misty where we had rented our little cottage.  We decided to drive out to Wadebridge and luckily for us, the weather improved.  We stopped by at Tim’s Place for coffee and pasties.

I had the veggie pasty whilst Hubby went for the original version.  Both were served with a generous portion of side salad.  

On our second day in Cornwall, we decided to visit Tintagel, a lovely coastal town steeped in King Arthur’s legend.    We gave the walk to the castle ruins a miss (I’m feeling very clumsy these days) but enjoyed the view from the Camelot Castle Hotel.

As we were walking back into the village, the sun graced us with its presence.   The village was bustling with tourists.  We stopped by to visit an art exhibition.

It was only when we left the exhibition centre that we realised it was part of the old post office, a 14-th century stone house (source: wiki).

It was past lunchtime and we debated whether to have pasty again or cream tea.  The latter option won hands down and we were directed to the Pengenna Parlour.   We ordered two cream teas with Earl Grey and were soon tucking into scones, clotted cream and jam.

In hindsight, greed got the better of us.  We could have easily shared a cream tea.   Satisfied, we rolled out of Pengenna’s  and into the sunshine.  We stumbled upon a fudge shop, and bought 2 types of homemade fudge – strawberry and clotted cream, and butterscotch.  Yummy.

The two hours we spent in Tintagel flew by quickly.   We decided to get on the road and see where the next adventure would take us.  We drove through Boscastle, which we mentally bookmarked to visit another day.   Hubby liked the sound of Crackington Haven, and was I glad he did as we felt like we had stumbled upon a little secret.

We spotted jelly fish on the sand.

And of course, you were with us the whole time, Syd.

I was knackered at this stage – a sign of a very good day had.   We drove through Bude and then called it a day before heading back to our cottage.  

This was my dinner for the second night running.  I call it camping-food.  Baked beans, omelette and steamed basmati rice.

Hubby jazzed up store-bought pizza base with plum tomatoes, courgettes, onions, mozzarella and fresh herbs from our own garden which we brought along.

We both had a brilliant day enjoying the sights and sounds of North Cornwall and were lucky to have had decent weather.   What will we discover tomorrow?



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