2008 Cornwall

It wasn’t really a long winter because of our New Year trip to Normandy. Nonetheless, it was good when spring came around and we could go for something of a repeat of last year’s trip to Cornwall. April 2007 was one for the record books with vast amounts of glorious sunshine and unseasonably warm weather. We were not expecting a repeat of that but we were certainly looking forward to seeing the spring colours anyway and attending May Day in Padstow again. Any excuse for a Cornish pasty!

in 2008 the weather was much more as one would expect; a mixture of some rain, quite a bit of sun and lots of wind. We spent a week near each of Marazion (Goldsithney), St. Agnes and Rock (St. Minver Lowlands). The wind was especially noticeable at St. Agnes where it seems to be something of a regular feature. Having stumbled into Padstow’s May Day celebrations last year, this year we planned to be there. (Trip on Google Maps)

Since Carol is now a digital photographer, we took her laptop and were able to document our fun and games by regular
blog postings largely courtesy of McDonald’s brilliant free wi-fi service. (Well, they have to be useful for something.) You can find the blog entries, together with some photographs (all Carol’s since I was still using real film), in Traveblog.

The old technology film having been processed, mounted and scanned, below is a combined selection of photographs from our trip. A few of these are duplicates from our Traveblog but the majority are different.

Prussia Cove The Minack Theatre at Porthcurno Porthcurno to Gwennap Head
Sennen Cove Godolphin House The Lizard to Cadgwith Kite Surfing
May Day Celebrations in Padstow
Port Quinn to Port Isaac Tintagel Head Trebarwith Strand
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