Monday, 19 October 2009

Sennen Cove

Every year that we have been to St Ives we have intended to go on the open-top bus that runs around the coast during the main summer months. We were lucky that this bus was on its final week when we arrived in St Ives so we decided that this time we would definitely do it! We were very brave and sat on the top deck but I was really pleased that I had ignored the weather forecast and taken a warm jacket, woolly hat and gloves. Even so I was frozen through by the time we arrived in Sennen Cove, our ultimate destination. I snapped the view above of Sennen Cove from the bus as we were leaving by which time we had retreated to the lower deck away from the wind!

Not long after we arrived at Sennen the sun decided to come out and it turned into a glorious day as you can see from the photo above. I don't know why but the signpost in the foreground really appealled to me. The sign must be working as the gulls were not being a nuisance.

Needless to say I couldn't resist doing some beachcombing and I was delighted to find this piece of plastic sticking out of the sand. It must have been in the water for a long time as both sides are coated in these skeletons of sea creatures. I haven't decided how I will use it yet, I may just keep it in my journal as a reminder but I love its wonderful texture. (it's had a good soak so it's not smelly!)

What do you think of this shot? This is part of the structure of the new lifeboat launch ramp and my DH had great fun playing with the shapes with his camera but he missed this one! Just now and again I like to get a snap that he doesn't! Bad girl!! ;o)


If you are interested in painting Vivian Blackburn has blogged extensivelly about this part of Cornwall and her seascapes of Sennen Cove.


JP was asking about the cottage we stayed in and you can see photos of it here. We booked it through St Ives Holidays who rent cottages in the area. (No affiliation but they are a good company in our experience).

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Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Thank you for sharing your photos of your holiday in Cornwall. I love this part of the country. We were hoping to get down there this year but it was not to be. But with your photo's, I can almost smell the sea.

Heather said...

I've been trying for days to leave you a comment - can't remember what I wanted to say about earlier posts now!! Today the laptop is co-operating so I can thankyou for sharing those glorious views with us. What a great find that piece of plastic was - I thought you had already started to work on it! I love the shot of the new LB launch ramp - clever girl!


Glad you made it onto the open top bus. It's just as chilly in the Summer but well worth it!

Great photos Julie. Of course, I love the shot that your DH didn't get and now I need another trip to Sennen Cove because "I WANT THAT ONE" too!

Thanks for sharing with a piece of your sea treasure. I've put mine in my St. Ives/seaside journal. The textures and colours are so interesting arn't they!

Bye for now
Carolyn x

Angela said...

Love the photos especially the skeleton encrusted plastic. What a find!

JP said...

thanks for that Julie - it looks nice and cosy - we are thinking of going in Dec as I just love the sea in all its winter storms - I know just how you feel about photos - Jeff and I have this competitive edge some times!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. :o)

Heather, I'm sorry you've been having so much trouble leaving comments. Are you getting any error messages? Another blogger was having problems with leaving messages but she was clicking on an envelope each time instead of comments. I don't think I have any security settings that would be stopping you.

Textile Art Showcase said...

What a shame it was so cold on the open top bus - but glad you able to make it. Love the pictures - Sennen Cove is beautiful - great piece of plastic - now I wonder what you will do with?