Over Christmas we visited Coombe Mill Farm for a vacation. We packed a lot in and one thing that sticks in my memory is our trip to see the sea. Firstly we visited Tintagel with my Dad.
The main reason to visit Tintagel is to go and see the castle. Unfortunaely on our mid winter visit it was closed for repairs but we got to have a wander on the hills around the area which was plenty enough for us.
The ledgend of King Arthur is spread throughout the area and is a very spiritual place. The vast atlantic sea is a beautiful blue and is breath taking. Behind our heads is Merlins cave (apparently}.
The best thing about going here was the Robot. He had just got over an illness and was on top form. Here he is doing his best Fonzy impression from Happy Days.
The Coastline of Cornwall is really intresting and if we had more time I would have liked to walk some of it. Dave who has done this says it’s hard going with lots of ups and downs…
Boxing Day at Trebarwith Sands
As the title suggests, we spent Boxing Day visiting Trebarwith Sands. We arrived and parked up in a massive empty car park, which suggests the Summer would be packed with tourists. It was so windy but we carried on regardless.
We let the Robot walk down to the coast with us. A bit slippy but we handled it. The tide was in and the waves were so high, and very scary looking. They say that this is quite a dangerous beach and I can see why because the tide comes right up to the rocks. You could easily get caught off guard and cut off…
Which we almost did. If we were a local we’d have known there were some steps at the other side of the beach. We were not local. We did have a little panic moment when the waves rushed in at us and we had to clamber up the rocks with the Robot. We put the Robot in the back pack and waited patiently for the tide to rush back out.
Thankfully Dave trusted my instincts and a friendly local who confirmed that the tide would go back enough for us to get back to safety and off the slippy rocks. No 999 incident here!
After our little dabble with danger we headed off up the cliff to get a good view over the sea. I had wet feet from the sea so we didn’t want to walk that far. From the top of the cliff we managed to get a good family selfie moment:
On both days I had a sneaky peak at the geocaching app which I told you about in my post about geocaching in Cornwall. We did manage to find a couple which was always a bonus to any walk out!! We do love the seaside and Cornwall truly has some astonishing coastline and I’d love to go back and visit one day when the Robot is a bit older and maybe in warmer weather!!
Do you have any favourite coastlines or beaches?