Tales from the Sea Garden

Tales from The Sea Garden

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Wednesday 5 November 2014

Talland Bay and Polperro

Today J and I drove to a bit of Cornish coast that I have never visited before.....Talland Bay. The sea was all sparkling diamonds as we ate our bread and cheese lunch. Hot sun and no wind - perfect! A few people swam. I did a spot of beachcombing. Then we decided to walk the mile and a half to Polperro.......

only the bit of coast path from Porthallow had suffered a serious cliff fall in last winter's storms and so was closed. A detour led up this incredibly steep road, boy was it steep!

A first glimpse of Polperro, unfortunately at this time of late afternoon all in the shade.

This really is the best time of year to visit somewhere like Polperro, which gets so overrun with tourists in high season. Only a handful of people were wandering the backstreets now. 

The Shell House

Stone steps lead up to tiny cottages everywhere....

 This antique shop had some nice boaty bits and paintings for sale

The setting sun behind our backs as we said goodbye to Polperro and wended our way uphill..... again!

There are fireworks going off in Calstock as I write this...... so Happy November 5th everyone, it's a perfect moonlit night for a good bonfire! xxx


  1. Beautiful images, I thought I had been to Polperro but now I am wondering, anyway I must visit for the first time or again it is so pretty,

  2. Lovely piccies- makes me nostalgic for Cornwall. It must be about 30 years since I was last there.

  3. Such a lovely place! Breathtaking views and I love the details. Amazing photos!

  4. You have a real knack for creating a certain mood with your pictures.
    A stunning post. That shell house is a revelation.

  5. Great photos! It is beautiful there, our samba band played in their carnival this summer. I didn't see the shell house, I will have to visit again.

  6. Thank you for such beautiful photos. You have brought back a lot of happy memories that I have of Polperro. But it has been a very long time since I have been. Celia

  7. I adore Devon and Cornwall.I was in Polperro years ago, I wish I could have done the walk. Magnificent views. Maybe next time, I don;t get home often enough. Just cant afford to travel, but some day maybe. Meanwhile I can enjoy your pictures, close my eyes and dream

  8. Thank you for your message on my blog, we have had a lovely relaxing time thank you! Love the pix of Polperro, many happy childhood memories as I had family living there in the 1950's and 60's. xx