A trip to Cornwall
Quite often I go somewhere, take a lot of photos, select the most important ones, and then leave the rest forgotten on my hard drive. Which is totally rubbish of me – I really should be cherishing those moments, not dumping and forgetting them! Plus it also gives me a kick up the bum to make lovely prints I can hold in my hands or hang in our house.
So here is my little trip with my other half Pete for his birthday to Cornwall, somewhere we’d wanted to go for a while. Such a beautiful place, a million miles from London, full of beautiful coastline and sleepy villages. Catch the area on a good day and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were somewhere a lot more Mediterranean! We took a 45 min flight to Portsmouth, hired a car there and drove straight to Padstow, a beautiful little fishing port town. We stayed here for our trip and used it as a base to venture further afield round the coastline.
I would really love to shoot a wedding in beautiful Cornwall, and the fab scenery means it’s used for post wedding shoots too. If you’re having a wedding in Cornwall, do get in touch!
We spent one day out in St Ives, famous for it’s Caribbean looking beaches, selling all sorts of Cornish delights – my main aim was to hunt out Cornish pasties and ice cream. Rather than drive there from Padstow, we parked at Lelent Saltings train station, and walked a couple of hours along the coast to St Ives, spent the day there before getting the train back to Lelant Saltings. I highly recommend doing this to visit St Ives – it’s worth it for the beautiful coastal walk alone. But if you do happen to make this trip to park at Lelant train station – bring change for the parking meter! (thus ensuring you don’t have to spend 20 minutes on the phone to a parking meter robot like I had to).
We stared off wandering through a tiny village before emerging along the coast, wandering by beautiful stretches of almost empty beaches until we reached St Ives in all it’s touristy glory.