By happy coincidence, on the second week of our holiday my lovely cousin Sylvia and her husband Andy were down at their cottage in Padstow, Cornwall. We arranged to go over and spend the day with them. It was a good choice of day, the heavens opened and poured down in Sidmouth but by the time we got to Padstow, an hour and 45 minutes away, the sky was blue and the sun had got his hat and had come out to play.
We got there around lunchtime. After a tour of their gorgeous, quaint little cottage, complete with wood-burning stove, (I’d love a house with one of those things), Sylvia made lunch for us then we headed for a walk down the Camel Trail. Never having been to Padstow before William and I were in for a treat.
The Camel Trail was very busy the day we walked along it - school holidays of course - you had to be on your guard looking out for the bikes zooming along all the time. Syl and Andy have bikes and have cycled down this trail a time or two as did Victoria, Gary and boys when they stayed in Syl’s cottage the week before, but more on that in a later post. It was a lovely walk and before long the hedges broke up to reveal stunning views of the Camel River.
Chatting and admiring the view we walked on into Padstow and took the ferry over to Rock.
On the crossing I noticed the name of the boat on the right in the picture above, Grumpy B. It could’ve been named after my beloved!
A Cornish Cream Tea was enjoyed overlooking the river. I’m glad we enjoyed that cream tea too, at £7.95 it was the most expensive cream tea I’ve ever had! Rock is a rather up-market kind of place. Princes William and Harry have been known to holiday there.
Padstow is a picturesque place with lots of shops, pubs, restaurants and plenty of boats in the harbour to admire.
Here are Andy and Billy loitering down a side street. Do you think they might be asking each other “How would you like to tend all these hanging baskets on a daily basis?” or do you think it might’ve been “Do you fancy a quick pint?”.
One of the things I most enjoy about our holidays in Devon is the vast array of blooms on show.
So that was our day in Padstow, we had a great time and I’m hoping that we get to do it all over again the next time our holidays coincide with each other.
I’m linking to Outdoor Wednesday over at http://www.asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ If you have a few minutes to spare click over there and enjoy a little bit of armchair travelling.