26th August 2011
I’ve recently returned from spending a fabulous few days camping with friends. We camped near a village called St Mabyn on the edge of Bodmin moor. The real ale helped the relaxation no end, as did the beautiful, people free surroundings, and weirdly, no rain! We swam at one of those fantastic little known beaches hidden along our coast, only there at low tide, and only found after driving along many a tiny lane followed by a bit of a walk – worlds away from the packed summer beaches elsewhere. This beach was on the coast between Port Isaac and Tintagel, somewhere! I bet someone will recognise from the photo?
We also walked up onto Rough Tor – the highest part of Cornwall. My previous visits have always been in the winter in a biting wind, with the top of the tor shrouded in mist. Walking up in our T shirts, then having a leisurely bread and cheese lunch whilst watching the ponies and their foals, was very different! The view was fabulous, we could see for miles and miles, and the rock formations are magnificent and impressive, whatever the weather.X