Monday, 29 July 2019

Adventures in St. Ives

I spent a glorious few days in St. Ives last week. Amazing weather, fantastic scenery and delicious food. It is what all holidays should be made of!
Here are a few photos of the gorgeous Cornish coast and a few quick Plein air sketches and watercolour studies.









I read a really interesting book during the train journey and on the beach, 'The Salt Path' by Raynor Winn. It was recommended by Kate from the Foldline and it is set all around the South West coast which felt rather apt as I was passing through many on the train and wanted to absorb the sights and sounds of this coastline through somebody else's eyes too. I would highly recommend the book as a break from the usual rom-com light summer read!

I also visited fellow Yorkshire lass, Barbara Hepworth's sculpture garden and studio which is somewhere I have wanted to visit for sooooooo long! It did not disappoint and my tip to you, if you are visiting during the peak holiday season, is to go either as soon as it opens (10am) or in the last hour of the day (4-5pm). I did this both times and pretty much had the whole garden to myself (and my friend Charlotte) on both occasions.





I most certainly want to return to this charming and beautiful part of the world again!

6 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos Caroline. A real eye for composition. I bet you were glad to have a few days rest from building work! Jo x

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    1. Thanks Jo. Yes, I had a truly splendid time. I made a few little videos of the sea to watch over the summer during the worst part of house renovation to keep me motivated and upbeat!

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  2. I'm glad you had a good time the weather looked like it held out for you. Beautiful images. x

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    1. Thanks. Yes, it was glorious weather! So much so that I burnt my face even with liberal and regular application of factor 50 sun protection! I found a rather splendid sun hat in a charity shop and wore that for the remainder of my holiday!

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  3. Such a beautiful part of the world. When I was a kid we holidayed in Holywell Bay every year and would then drive down to visit family in Penzance, we'd often stop off in St Ives. You certainly got good weather!

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    1. Julie it was amazing! We were so lucky with the weather!

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