We started off visiting Steve's parents in Exmouth, where we spent time on the beach, at the playground, in the park admiring the stunning blossom, and making colourful monsters to hide in the undergrowth and scare granddad with!
With essential stops at Marazion for St Michael's Mount and St Ives for a mooch about, a little bit of shopping and a lovely lunch c/o Pizza Express, we were kept busy.
An afternoon on the beach at Sennen Cove was most welcome and we stayed resolutely British, staying put on the beach as it drizzled on and off and the grey clouds rolled in. Although I can report that, despite the rain, the Atlantic was rather warmer than the Channel when we were beach-hopping!
Our next stop was the stunning Ruthern Valley where we stayed in one of their fun wooden wigwams and made trips to the Screech Owl Sanctuary, the Eden Project, and a fun chips & chips in the harbour evening in Padstow. We could have just stayed on site though, it was such a beautiful location that we will definitely be going back soon.
Next stop was back into Devon for the National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth, then a lovely lunch at the Venus Cafe on the beach at Blackpool Sands. Another grey day, but another beach to ourselves, which suits us perfectly! Blackpool Sands is a bit of a misnomer as the beach is fine gravelly shingle, but it is such a pretty little cove. And the food at the Venus Cafe is outstanding, we had a full lunch and still went back for tea and cakes to take away later!
|Sophia's Platypus UV suit c/o House of Fraser|