We've just returned from a few days in St Ives, one of our favourite places. At short notice we managed to get room only at a hotel with parking that didn't involve having to drive in and out of the narrow town streets. We were able to walk along the coastal path to reach the town centre.
The landscape is a natural garden,
with cushions of pinks
and a carpet of other wild flowers.
I loved this small allotment that we passed each day.
Breakfast at our favourite place overlooking Porthmeor beach.
Fish for breakfast,
and for midday starters gurnard, clam and lobster sauce.
Fried sea bass with chilli caramel, pineapple and Asian salad for my tapas supper, delicious!
The sea always looks inviting
although far too cold for swimming,
but these children loved dodging the waves.
St Ives is a great place for wandering
up and down the narrow streets
never too sure exactly where you are
or what you will discover.
A garden in Victoria Street
and two little girls decorated with garlands and posies who were going to a wedding.
The street names are amusing and descriptive; 'Teetotal Street', 'Virgin Street' and an area called, 'Downalong' which was supplied with water from this well until the 1840's.
The patina on this old door was a work of art!
Not repainted since 1802?!!
We found a quiet spot in the harbour to read the weekend paper.
And were back at the tapas bar as the sun went down.