Weekend Adventure: Cornwall

George and I spent the August bank holiday weekend in Cornwall and it is definitely my favorite place we’ve been in England so far.

Our first day in Cornwall, we drove to St. Ives and spent the day walking through shops and art galleries. St. Ives is a working harbor and one of the most popular destinations in Cornwall. The old quarter, called the Downalong, used to be home to the fishermen of St. Ives when the town was a thriving fishing port. Now, however, the stone cottages are mainly holiday homes.

I don’t have many pictures from Sunday because it was actually raining really hard, but we ended up going to St. Michael’s Mount near Marazion. St. Michael’s is a castle on an island that is accessible at low tide by a cobblestone causeway or at high tide by boat. It was super cool and I’d really like to come back when it’s not raining.

Later on Sunday, we drove to Land’s End as it had mostly stopped raining. We didn’t want to come all that way and not see Britain’s most south-westerly point! The photo above was taken along the South West Coast Path at a natural arch called Enys Dodnan with the Armed Knight sea stack in the distance. The pink heather completely covered the ground and it was crazy beautiful.

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