Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Cornwall 2016 :: part 2

Hello Lovelies,
our Cornish holiday this year took us away from our usual haunts ( the Newquay area). Unsure about which beaches would be suitable for us I did a little online research beforehand.

Praa sands looked hopeful, as so it was our first destination for a full day at the beach. The bay looked hopeful from the car park.........

and the sea looked calm. This was a bonus as this year we had a big blue kayak strapped to our roof rack, and one boy in particular who was desperate to get it in the water.

And so the combined male muscle carried a 12 foot long craft down many steps and along the beach to the designated surfing and watercraft zone....then it was time for the moment of truth......

Phew, all went well, it was an easy paddle and the presence of other Kayaks in the bay seemed reassuring.......

oh yes, those boys of mine were having a lot of fun.......

They have spent many years of Cornish holidays body-boarding and loved it. But at 16 they were keen to be a little more adventurous. The nice thing about this craft is that they will be able to use it in local canals and rivers too.

The day was turning out to be perfect weather-wise.........

we don't travel light do we. Here is the boys lunch ......

Prepared by eldest ( with his hairy legs these days)

As the day wore on the fluffy clouds evaporated and the sun sparkled on the turquoise sea.........

It was hot and too tempting to resist. The whole family, myself included, enjoyed swimming and Kayaking ( though I do need a full wet-suit to brave the chilly water) 

  I'm not  good at just sitting these days, and it was so warm that a good way to keep cool was to walk barefoot along the waters edge.....

 It really was an idyllic beach day......

We stayed until the sun was low in the sky......

And visited again on two more days that week, but this first day was especially memorable.
Jacquie x


  1. It does look a lovely beach and it sounds like you had brilliant day!

  2. Beautiful beach and some lovely light and colours! x

  3. Hi Jacquie,I'm glad you found Praa Sands it is a lovely spot and the beach is usually clean.Your pics are gorgeous,good to see you all enjoying your holiday.This was one of our fav places to visit before we moved here.But Godrevy and Gwithian will always be my fav.Huggles xxx

  4. oh...so lovely. I love to be by the ocean. Thanks for sharing. More places to add to my 'to do' list!

  5. That looks beautiful, what a wonderful day you had. Thanks for sharing

  6. YOu must have been in Cornwall the same time as me Jacquie judging by the beautiful weather. We went to the Lizard peninsula this year, stunning and peaceful and completely relaxing, but you're right the water is a tad chilly!

  7. What a fab time and place! My favorite thing to do is walk in the waters edge. Seems when the kids are having the most fun is when mom is the most worried. Ha!

  8. It looks like a lovely place of escapism, happy memories made x


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