A couple weeks ago the hubby and I went away for a long weekend to Cornwall, for our babymoon. We'd picked St Ives on the back of dozens of recommendations from people we know. We booked into a vegetarian B&B in Carbis Bay (just outside St Ives) called Coast (I'll talk more about that at the end). Underneath each pic I'll talk a little about it :)
As idyllic as this picture looks, right behind us (about 2 ft) was a road with very busy slow moving traffic, meaning we were surrounded by petrol fumes. And there were thousands of people everywhere, it was FAR from relaxing, so we decided to leave.
We sat there for about 15 mins taking in the peace before we decided to head back (needed a wee!). On the way back we drove through Penzance and stopped at a pub called the Pirate Inn, a nice enough pub with simple food, which is all we needed. We then headed back to the B&B.
Needless to say, when I arrived at the beach, I was a bit grumpy, but after sitting there for 10 mins enjoying the sun (with factor 50 on) and sea I chilled out and enjoyed an hour or so there. Chris was amazing, when we decided to go, we walked to the beach entrance and Chris ran back up the hill, yes, ran! and came back to get me in the car (awwww) - I was so incredibly grateful he did that.
The food was great, but on the first day I ordered a mix of granola, natural yoghurt and fruit - sadly there was lots of banana in it, which I'm allergic to - it didn't say on the menu anywhere that there was banana in it. I managed to pick it all out and avoided being ill (whoop). It would have been nice to have had a little more choice for breakfast, but what they served was lovely.
The people who ran it were lovely though, the other guests were too, we certainly wouldn't be put off going there again, but I'd probably try and book a bigger room :)
One other annoyance about Cornwall was the drivers... it felt like EVERYWHERE we went, we got stuck behind some idiot doing 30mph in a 60, and there was almost no places to overtake, and on those rare occasions when we could, they'd do that horrible trick of speeding up and racing us - so frigging dangerous! And some drivers just ignored all speeds, they'd do 40 everywhere, whether they're driving in a 30 or a 60... drove us nuts!
All in all it was nice, but not what we'd hoped it would be. Cornwall is very pretty, but was too busy for us, and if we're honest, we might be biased, but we still do prefer the scenery around Wye Valley and Pembrokeshire - we're fans of the lush rolling hills, and I think Cornwall was a bit flatter than I expected.
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