Friday photo – the windswept cliffs of Cornwall

Last weekend I escaped the snowy weather in Bristol for the blue skies and energising sea air of Cornwall. This was our second visit to Treyarnon on the north Cornish coast – you can read more about our previous stay at the youth hostel and visit to Padstow here.

On Saturday we went for a walk along the coastal path, with the sea crashing up against the cliffs sending up mountains of white spray, then sweeping back again. As I stood on the grassy cliff edge, with nothing between me and the sea and rocks below, I was glad to have no young children with me who might unknowingly rush towards the edge.

The sea whipped up  patches of creamy foam like bubble bath then threw it onto the rocks and the wind carried up little chunks of foam into the sky. I love this coastline of Cornwall with it’s wild beauty and big skies – It gives me a great sense of freedom after the closed in city-scapes of Bristol. Perhaps it would have the same effect on you.

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Bright skies and blue seas at Treyarnon in Cornwall
A visit to Padstow and a walk through the dunes to St Enodoc

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  • Reply
    February 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    What a timely post! I’m just in the middle of pre-planning for our trip to Cornwall next month. We’ll be staying in Penryn, but plan to explore as much of the county as we can – in 4 days.
    Off to read your other Cornwall posts…

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    February 13, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Lovely picture, I feel a bit more blustery already. And you’re right you really can’t enjoy those coastal cliff walks with little kids.

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    Angela Nickerson
    February 13, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Gorgeous… and perhaps a little cold! I’m jealous that Wandermom will be headed there soon.

    Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

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    jessie voigts
    February 13, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    oh, lovely you!! it looks so beautiful!

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    February 13, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Wow, absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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    February 16, 2009 at 4:57 am

    We just got back from a nearly a week in northern Michigan and along the state’s west coast. We experienced a similar feeling of enjoying the freedom of being away from the big city and enjoying the beauty of the wind, the shore and the beautiful water.
    I love the more remote and rugged shorelines like the one you describe and picture here. Thanks for sharing.

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    February 16, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    It must be really nice to visit the coast when living in a city. I think standing near the edge of a cliff and look out over the sea is one of the things that gives the strongest sense of freedom.

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