Over the summer, I went down with a friend of mine to visit her family in Cornwall. I haven’t taken many holidays this year (2 as opposed to last year’s rather large number of 8) and this trip was literally and figuratively a breath of fresh air. Had a lovely, relaxed time and I would really like to feel that way again! It’s been such an incredibly busy year and I’ve been on my toes constantly.
Of course, I HAD to forget my camera, so it’s only a bunch of Instagrammed pictures I have.
The train journey down to Liskeard was AMAZING. So beautiful! I usually read while travelling but not even my Kindle could tear me away from the view.
On my first day of sightseeing, we went down to the lovely little town of Truro. Very picturesque! The most prominent landmark there is the Truro Cathedral — proper gothic, Georgian architecture. The entire city (or the bits I saw) was full of cobbled streets and old buildings.
Of course, we went to Truro Arts Cafe, where I had proper cream tea. I got addicted to the scones + clotted cream combo!
Next spot was Looe, a small little coastal town. We went there for a lovely meal! :)
Dinner was at The Old Sail Loft, where I stuffed my face with seafood. Great food and amazing ambience!
Our next stop was Rock, which was BEAUTIFUL. They have some really nice holiday homes there. Of course, I was already thinking about buying one if I could ever afford it, but those castles in the air were crushed when I found out that the place is actually known as ”Britain’s St. Tropez”. Sigh.
We then hopped on a boat and went across to Padstow, where I picked up fudge! It was extremely crowded, and the place is practically owned by restaurateur Rick Stein.
Last destination was Polruan, a small fishing village where we went to see my friend’s grandmother and I gorged on homemade Cornish Pasties! From Polruan, we took the boat down to Fowey, which is probably my 2nd favourite of all the places I went to!
And that was the end of my holiday :( Until next summer!