Saturday, 30 April 2016

Family Outing

On Tuesday, Brian and Mary very kindly offered to take us with them on a short tour round some of the sights near Newquay. So we set off first for Padstow. The town was busy as usual, the weather obviously helping to bring people out to enjoy the harbour...
... and the views across the estuary.
Walking out of town is always a pleasure and with a little sunshine you could almost forget the chilly wind. Overlooking the scene the War Memorial marks the spot where town gives way to more open countryside.
From Padstow, we were taken to a small village which holds a special place in the affections for Brian and Mary. Polzeath is a charming little place, the name means 'Dry Creek' and it was a favourite haunt of Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman. Not difficult to see why!
Despite the ferociously chilly wind, Malcolm and I managed to explore a little of the seafront and the cliffs.
Down on the beach, out of the wind and in the sunshine, it wasn't nearly as cold and we had time to admire the wonderfully coloured geology of the cliffs.
Then it was on to Boscastle for another stroll and some lunch. But more of that tomorrow....
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