Sunday, 4 January 2015
New Year in Mousehole
We decided to do something a little different this year and spend New Year down in Cornwall. Instead of going to St Ives we chose Mousehole (pronounced Mowzal) where they make Christmas and New Year a bit special by putting up illuminations. The Mousehole Harbour Lights are run by a group of volunteers and draw thousands of people to the small fishing village every year.
We stayed in a fabulous apartment in a house right at the top of the village with views right across the village and out to sea.
Looking down on the harbour at sunrise.
The lounge was very comfortable and had lots of quirky art pieces all around.
The apartment is in the house above all the others, on the left.
Looking out to Mounts Bay.
The dining table at the double-aspect window was a great place to play.
I sat here every morning to watch the sun come up too.
Not quite as sunny on New Year's Day but still lovely.
We were treated to a couple of beautiful sunsets too.
The view across the village at night was beautiful too.
We had a wander round the harbour at dusk to photograph the lights and reflections.
Not to be outdone, Mousehole staged its own firework display at midnight on New Year's Eve and my DH took miilions of images which I'll spare you. Here are just two.
At the risk of making this post a mammoth one we did venture out of Mousehole courtesy of the very lovely and special Carolyn who took us to Morvah, which was shut so we talked to the cows and they slobbered everywhere.
We were also treated to a short visit to St Ives but alas no beachcombing this time.
Approaching the town through the grounds of the Treloyhan Manor Hotel.
The sandbank is still there in the mouth of the harbour. It was interesting to see the muted colours in the clothing of the people on the beach, very different from the summer colourscape.
I'll be back with part two, not so long as part one, soon. I need to go to bed and nurse the cold the old year left me with :-)