Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Polperro Part 1

How about some holiday pics then?!

Every Easter for the past few years, Emma and I, my Mum and Dad and my sisters and their other halves have descended on the historic fishing village of Polperro in Cornwall for a week's walking, resting, eating and drinking and generally taking it easy. And so came Easter of this year and more of the same!

We actually did SO much on this holiday, that I'm going to split the stories and pictures up into different posts!

So we'll start with a little bit of walking shall we?!

One of our favourite walking destinations is the beautiful Talland Bay. There are three or four walks that we do that incorporate Talland and we love nothing more than watching the world go by on the bay whilst tucking into cornish pasties and cafe lattes!

What a difference a day makes! The two shots below are both taken on Talland Beach a day apart. Guess which one was the more enjoyable for a picnic!

The walk from Polperro to Talland follows the coastal path which has stunning views out to sea. The halfway point is this memorial for the local heroes killed in the Great War. It's also the only place in Polperro that you can get mobile phone signal so it's usually rammed full of people texting and ringing!

With the exception of one day (when it absolutely lashed it down with rain all day, but that's coming up in another post!) we walked everyday whilst on holiday.

This is the beautiful church at Lansallos, which we've been visiting for the last few years since it was the sad victim of an arson attack. The local community have done a fantastic job restoring it and every year we're amazed at how much closer to being finished it is.

My Dad's favourite part of visiting this church however, isn't seeing the restored beams, the bells hanging back in the tower, the original stone flags painstakingly restored. No. It's visiting the grave of an unfortunate smuggler who was killed by cannonball in the 18th Century! What a way to go!

As well as taking shots of us enjoying the walks that we were doing whilst in Polperro, I also took the opportunity to shoot some landscapes - here are a few of my favourites.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next installment of our Polperro trip!

1 comment:

Flower Design Jane said...

Wow! Jonny I feel like I was there, Your images are quite beautiful, I love all that moody sky stuff it's breathtaking!