The last few days in Cornwall have zoomed by on wings. We’ve pretty much stuck to our original plan, which I bashed out with the PR for Visit Cornwall: starting out at The Scarlet Hotel for one night, moving onto The Village at Watergate Bay, to stay in a self-catering house managed by Beach Retreats on Friday & Saturday, and then to the tiny fishing harbour of Portloe on the south coast to stay at The Lugger for two nights.
I’ve never seen Cornwall in the sunshine before, and I think it’s fair to say that this trip has been summed up by three things: staggering views, the joy of having the dog with us, and glorious, glorious Cornish produce transformed into delicious Cornish meals.
Around every corner there is another gobsmacking vista. Today I stopped the car on the way back form the Eden Project to take this photo as we headed towards Portloe
At top is the view of Watergate Bay from our balcony in the heat haze around lunchtime on Sunday, and below is the view from The Scarlet at lunchtime on Friday over Mawgan Porth Beach.
And this was the view this morning from my bedroom at The Lugger Hotel.
Whilst there has been a lot of extraordinary food, this wass the most epic cake I have seen in months, a Victoria Sponge at the Eden Project Bakery at lunchtime today:
P Bad has coped pretty well with the travelling. Here she is at The Scarlet, waiting to move to our next destination.
And here she is with me in Portloe Harbour this afternoon – I had to carry her, as she still keeps trying to head off into the waves.
(I’m wearing a Whistles parka, Zara polkadot chiffon blouse, and a cashmere scarf from Fenwick.)