We spent Christmas in Cornwall this year. Lots of fresh air, country lanes, pastry, clotted cream, clotted cream oh and did I mention clotted cream? In between eating cream and pastry we found time to do some exploring at Whitsand Bay.
The houses on the edge of the bay have this beach as their back garden. Imagine looking out of your back window and seeing the ocean every day.
Had to laugh at the dogs in this van on the road down to the beach. The one on the left even has its paw on the steering wheel! Three cheers for anyone who can think of a pawsitively pawesome photo caption!
The beach was icy cold that day. Clear blue skies are nice but I have a soft spot for blustery, wintery beaches and the cool colours of the sea and sky. Deserted beaches also make great photos.
We all joined the beach at the same point but ended up walking our own routes in all directions. It’s quite interesting to stop and have a look at what everyone else is doing to keep themselves amused. I had waterproof shoes on so I followed Graham to the sea then headed for the rockpools in search of crabs and sea creatures.
When I got to the waters edge the waves looked really big, almost taller than me. Thankfully the rocks were breaking the them up or I’d have been swimming with the fish!
Scott’s Mum and I ended up walking towards eachother and she pointed out that all the rocks were different colours. I’d been so preoccupied with the rockpools and view out to sea that I hadn’t even noticed what the actual beach looked like! I’m glad she pointed it out.
That bright blue speck on the left is Scott exploring. He told me he found a WW2 military bunker!
Tummies were starting to rumble so we headed back up to the Whitsand Bay Hotel for a late lunch. We gave our arteries a break from the cream and had chips instead.
This dog was laying on the floor in the lobby. Look at those big eyes; I couldn’t resist a photo and he was more than happy to lay there with me snapping away.
Exploring places like this with my camera makes me really happy. Does anyone want to pay Scott and I to be full time adventurers?