Wednesday, 22 July 2015

By the seaside

In my post yesterday I said that I like walking by the seaside.  Of course, I don't just need to be stwalking by the seaside.  I am equally happy driving by the seaside, sitting and watching the sea or walking around a seaside town!  All are just as good happy seaside moments as far as I am concerned.

I am finally - can you tell! - getting round to sort out my holiday pictures from our travels in April.  Of course I still have to sort out the rest of the pictures from last September's holiday as well, but we won't go there right now, either literally or in any other way!

Today we are off to St Ives, which is, in my humble view!, one of the most gorgeous and picturesque places in Cornwall.  It is a real treasure of a place.  If you have ever read any Rosamunde Pilcher novels you will recognise St Ives immediately as Porthkerris, a town mentioned in many of Pilcher's books.

On they way we drove through the nearby town of Hayle which is also very lovely.  This is actually where we stayed - not this building, I mean we stayed in Hayle!


There were some lovely houses to spot on the way.


Then, finally, we saw the sea for the first time!!  Yay!!!  Isn't it beautiful!



Then we got into St Ives proper and were able to appreciate the views from the various beaches and the harbour.  I will let the pictures do the talking from here.






















Oh, and I decided that I needed to share a photo of my feet for some reason!  Sorry if you don't like feet!



The other reason for coming to St Ives - apart from the sea! - was to go to Tate St Ives.  I am not going to tell you about our visit.  Not because I don't want to share, but because it wasn't all that we had hoped it would be, but I don't want to say bad things as it was just one exhibition.  Plus, as I shared a little while ago we went to the Hepworth Garden also in St Ives and that was fabulous, so overall it was good!


 I hope that you enjoyed your visit to the seaside!  I loved looking back at it!

Amy

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. The weather looked lovely. It's raining here today, so if I don't look out the window, and just look at your blog pictures, I can pretend I'm there enjoying the blue skies.

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  2. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful photos - you know that I too love beaches!!

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  3. It's a great spot, Amy, a lovely part of the UK, and your shots show it off beautifully. Great feet too. And as for the exhibition, maybe you should tell it as it is? As we say on my blog, "warts and all"!

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  4. Lovely photos! We're not going away this year so although a little part of me is rather envious when I see all the seaside pictures in blogland, another part of me is very glad to see them as it means I get to enjoy the beach vicariously! Have a great holiday! xx

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  5. Another seaside lover here. I live as far away from the sea as you can get in the UK so I love looking at seaside pictures. :)

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  6. Lovely! I'm lucky enough to live beside the seaside although our beach isn't much like those ones. The biggest difference is the temperature here. Today, according to the met office weather app, we're going to hit a "high of 17ºC - feels like14ºC". I'm rushing right now to put my bikini on - not! (Not that I have one!) :oD

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  7. I loved St Ives. We caught the train down from Leeds- it took forever, with a small child kicking the back of my seat for most of the way............... but that first view as the train turns the bend made it all so worth while. Not wheelchair friendly so doubt we'll ever be back but we spent a fabulous, freezing January weekend there and have fond memories.

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  8. Beautiful pictures! I love the English seaside. The sea looks so greeny blue and even swimmable in! It can be deceiving that way though ;) have an amazing time :) xx

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  9. :ovely Amy and I also appreciate Cornwall, which we always visit when in UK, as I have a penfriend there. I quite often get a hankering to be beside the seaside. Thanks for the tour. Take care.

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  10. St Ives is spectacular and your photos certainly do it justice. I'm glad you found time on your holiday to put your feet up! Lovely sandals, by the way!

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  11. Wonderful blue skies! Great pics Amy x

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  12. What great pictures, I have never been to St Ives and now I really want to visit, have a great week!xx

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  13. Hey Amy,
    I always love to look at the place I call home from another person's perspective! It is chock a block with people now so I think you picked the perfect time to visit. Glorious weather too!! The exhibitions at the Tate can be very hit and miss. When they are good etc....
    Leanne xx

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  14. I absolutely adore St. Ives too - just the most perfect place.
    Have a good week Amy, Kate xx

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  15. We used to go to Cornwall on holiday every year when I was a teenager. It was at best a 14 hour drive from where we lived, I didn't enjoy the journey at all but the destination made up for it. We always stayed in Perranporth but we did visit St Ives. My main memory of St Ives (other than it being very busy) was of a seagull pooping onto my newly opened Smash Hits mag, right onto a full page pic of Marc Almond. Haha, funny the silly details you remember and all the other things you forget...

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  16. The photos are gorgeous, and what a pretty seaside village!! Love all those stonework walls. I'm far from the sea, but living close to big lakes is good for me ;) Hot! Hot! Hot! here this week, and brilliant blue skies ... off to spend some time by that water this morning.
    Wendy

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  17. Lovely photos Amy & the weather looks nice too, dark & grey here now!

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  18. wow just beautiful and love the color of the water--one thing I love about blogging is being taken along on all my friends trips-really enjoy that-

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  19. You certainly had glorious weather. Those beautiful blues of the sky and sea are just stunning

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  20. I am guessing that those boats will be IN the water once the tide comes in? As a captain, you'd really need to know the tide times wouldn't you!

    Beautiful pictures. There is nothing lovelier than old stone buildings in my opinion.

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  21. Really drawn to the shades of blue in this post - lovely. Jo x

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  22. Stop it, we've holidayed in Cornwall for five out of the last six years but we're having a change this year. You're photos are making me question my decision, such a wonderful place for a holiday.

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  23. Having trouble commenting on your blog. Let's see if this works.

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  24. Please reply if you got this. And one before.

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    1. Hi there, I got these two comments, but not any others on this post. I do moderate all comments, so they do not appear straight away, but I don't have any captcha thingy on either so you just type what you want to say and press publish, it then disappears and I moderate it and publish it. I am sure that you know that already, but just in case anyone reading this wasn't sure. Sorry that you are having trouble, it is annoying when that happens isn't it. It seems to be OK now though. I cannot reply directly as you are a no reply blogger. Hope this helps, thanks for letting me know. xx

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  25. Beautiful. I feel I miss the sea, many times I dont go there!
    Love yours sandals! cute!!
    hugs!!

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  26. Such an beautiful spot! Cornwall is at the top of my list of places to visit next time I'm in the UK.

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  27. Your photos are making me want to go to the seaside - right now !!! Sadly, our Belgian coast is not at all as pretty as yours...

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  28. Beautiful pictures!! They bring back memories of my own holiday there, 7 years ago, just like your post on the Hepworth gallery. Thank you! x

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  29. Love all these photos, so beautiful!! Looks like a lovely visit! I love sitting by the ocean and dipping my feet in the waves :-) We've moved a little far now to do that, but I can still enjoy the lakes. Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  30. Thank you for the seaside visit, Amy. It would be at least a couple of days drive for me to find the ocean!

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  31. I feel calmer already just looking at these gorgeous photos.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  32. Gorgeous photos, Amy! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  33. I want to go to Cornwall, maybe one day. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.
    Those feet, you have to watch them, they will slip into a photo every time! :-)

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  34. It looks just absolutely gorgeous there, Cornwall was a part of England we didn't get around to seeing.

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  35. Here we are in the middle of America in Missouri at the Lake of the Ozarks, so I enjoyed seeing your seaside photos. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  36. Wonderful post and photos ! Kind of reminds me of Cornwall with the beaches that have more like glass for sand . Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

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  37. Such a beautiful place...thank you for sharing it.

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  38. So so beautiful Amy!! I just want to jump into these photos! ;)
    I can almost feel the salty spray from here. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

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  39. It's beautiful. The sea is such an amazing colour.

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  40. I've loved looking at your photos of St.I've' s. I've visited the town twice, the second time was on our honeymoon. We went to the Tate Gallery too, and like you, was also a little bit disappointed. But still it was just a little thing, we loved the rest of our visit and we'd love to go back to Cornwall with our girls one day. Thanks for sharing with us your gorgeous photos! X

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  41. We loved St. Ives when we visited, thought it looked like a Spanish fishing village. Great photos.

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  42. I love Kernow! Your pics of St Ives are just as I remember it ... did you go to that fantastic pasty shop in Hayle?

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  43. We all love love love Cornwall and St Ives in particular! I did a My Captured Moment of the girls on the beach on Easter Sunday, the picture was my screen saver for years. Beautiful photographs, thank you for sharing Amy x x x

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  44. Wow thanks Amy for sharing these lovely photos of the beach and you must of had a great time there!

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  45. It looks like you had a brilliant day for a seaside visit and St Ives looks lovely (I've never been).

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  46. You got me at Rosamunde Piltcher. I've just read Voices in Summer and reading The End of Summer. Good but not a patch on the Shell Seekers.You chose the right week for weather in Cornwall too.

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  47. Wonderful views of St Ives brought back memories of our holiday there! I was only having a conversation about feet at the weekend my husband and son were asking me why many bloggers show their feet. I have taken pictures of mine too! Sarah x

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  48. Love your seaside photos even though I am late in viewing them. I love the coast too. No matter which continent we live on, there is something invigorating about seeing the blue water. Beautiful photos, Amy.

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