Well, Peter, Badger and I have just come back from a long weekend in Cornwall. What delightful weather we had. The rain in Cornwall is very similar to the rain in Cheshire. And Scotland. And Wales. And any bloody where else!
We stayed with Jane, Peter's sister who has the sweetest little house imaginable, in Padstow. I had never been there before and I had no idea how wonderful it would be. The first evening we sat (in the rain) eating fish and chips, looking over Padstow harbour.
Peter, Jane and Badger (in the rain).
Next day we went for a long walk along the sands (in the rain). Badger hadn't seen the sea before, and had great fun chasing seagulls, swimming, digging holes and rolling in wet sand. Walking on the cliffs became a nightmare at times especially when seagulls were about. She hasn't yet sussed out heights, depths, gravity, rocks and splat.
We went off to Tintagel (in the rain). This is somewhere I have always wanted to see, but unfortunately I didn't get much of the spirit of the place, partly because of the crowds of people and partly because of a Victorian monstrosity of a hotel. Plus also loads of crap shops selling crap wizzards.
Camelot Hotel! This hotel reckoned it had the finest coffee in all of Cornwall, so we put it to the test. They are wrong but I won't be reporting them to the Trades Description Office because they were very nice to Badger and brought her a bowl of water in their exceedingly posh lounge. Outside the hotel was a very brave cat who refused to be cowed by Badger's attempts to round him up.
The warm, damp and pure air of Cornwall is condusive to all sorts of plants and lichens. Some of the lichens were so beautiful and I would love to have the knowledge about natural dyes.
Sloes and honeysuckle (in the rain). My dear old Mum used to make the most amazing Sloe Gin.
Even in the rain the scenery was wonderful.
One afternoon we saw the Air Sea Rescue Helicopter out and about (in the rain).
We were on the way to see the new Padstow Lifeboat Station (in the rain).
I can't finish without a birdie for Maalie (in the rain).