Saturday, 26 November 2016
First Time in Cornwall
Last weekend, on a very cold autumnal morning, I ventured into Cornwall for the first time. Despite living so close to the Devon/Cornwall boarder for the last 3 months I hadn't made the trip across. Cornwall is somewhere I'd always wanted to visit and there's definitely going to be more visits on the cards.
A journey involving a bus that goes on a ferry across the river Tamar is very easy from Plymouth's city centre and a return ticket was only £2.50. With no plan, but to explore we quickly found a footpath and starting walking. The paths were looking beautiful and full of autumnal colour, but the chill in the air and the bushes filling with berries hinted at winter starting.
We were excited to cross a bridge in the path and find ourselves in a massive park full of dog walkers - very important when I'm missing Ben at home. Exploring further we found ourselves in dockyards, on a slate beach and ending in a tiny town.
I love those days when you have no time schedule and can just wander. Having walked for a few hours we found ourselves a bench on the beach and looked out to sea. Our legs were tired and it was time for a rest. We talked about every subject under the sun. As you walk and sit it's a great opportunity to get to know others and talk about subjects that often there is not time for.
Having sat still on a cold bench we needed something to warm us up and a short walk into town provided us with the perfect food. A first visit to Cornwall would not be complete without a pasty and we found a small independent shop that just sold pasties. Dashers Pasties had the most amazing cheese and bacon pasties that we ate hot out of the bag. After a quick look around the town Christmas fayre (think knitted items and handmade cakes) we got the bus back just as the drizzle started.
A lovely day in Cornwall that has made me want to explore further. Please let me know any recommendations of places I should visit.