where we've been? The header's a big clue! We got back last weekend from a two week break in beautiful St Ives which never disappoints and never ceases to recharge the batteries. We decided that after all the worries with Mum, and now that she is settled and happy, we would have some time out in our favourite place. We rented a flat overlooking the town and the harbour.
What do you think? Isn't it a gorgeous view to look out onto and watch the world go by? I love the colour of the roofs in St Ives. The lichen changes colour depending on the amount of moisture in the air.
The flat was very high up so we kept very fit walking back up the hill every time we went out.
The flat is pretty much in the middle of the pic above and is stuck on top of the white horizontal block in the middle. (X marks the spot). If you click on the photo you should be able to see that it looks very unprepossessing and quite ugly from the outside but inside it was roomy and comfortable and the view was to die for!
We had a view of the town towards the Tate Gallery,
Across to the left to some attractive town houses,
Down to Fore Street, St Ives' main shopping street, strangely quiet in the late afternoon sunshine,
Across to the harbour and the Island,
And out to St Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse. The view in my header is almost the full panorama from our window. Stunning!
We didn't go very far during the holiday, preferring to spend time pottering on the beach, watching the tide come in, watching the tide go out, going for a few walks and for me, playing in my sketchbook! (More of that later). One excursion we did take though was to The Eden Project which we last visited a few years ago with my Mum). The Eden Project is built in the bottom of an old china clay pit and every visit is a different experience. We usually go into the tropical biome first as it gets really hot and humid in there and then go round the temperate biome.
You can get some idea of the size of the place from the photo above. If you click on the image you should be able to see a platform high up in the roof with a walkway going towards it. This is new this year and at times the temperature up there gets above 40 degrees with very high humidity. Did we go up there? Definitely not! It was hard enough keeping going round the main part in the humidity there.
Oops! Blogger won't let me load any more photos! To be continued..........