St Ives – as good as being abroad!

St Ives or in Cornish, Porth Ia, meaning St Ia’s cove is a gorgeous slice of coastal loveliness nestled north of Penzance.

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It’s a big hit with artists due to the quality of the light, and while i don’t usually subscribe to all that gumpf, it does indeed seem to have an especially clear, blueish tinge to the air, making everything seem clearer and more fresh.

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It was a blustery, fresh day when we visited but the sunshine did make an appearance from time to time, showing the beach and pretty village to it’s best advantage.

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The white sand and turquoise sea would have you believe that you were in Italy or some other exotic Mediterranean coast.

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It’s so ruddy cold however that my fingers can barely take the snapshots!

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However Neil is still super happy at being by the sea again!

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There’s lots of lovely little alley ways to get lost in and shops to sample the local delicacies. Here’s one of the amusingly entitled streets (childish I know . . )

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and an interesting combo to tempt your taste buds!

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