Tales from the Sea Garden

Tales from The Sea Garden

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Tuesday 2 February 2016


 J and I have escaped for a little winter break to celebrate our birthday, and we've come to the tiny cove of Porthgwarra on the most south-westerly tip of Cornwall, not far from Land's End. Our holiday cottage is the small low building on the far right. I've never actually had a 'holiday' in Cornwall before! It feels rather nice to experience for oneself what all those holiday-makers come to Cornwall to experience, with the added bonus of being almost alone to enjoy it.

It was too dark to see anything when we arrived last night, so imagine our delight to wake up this morning and see this wonderful view from the sitting room. The seats at the bottom of the garden are perfect for wave-watching, and two seals were having a lovely time in the surf.

 I have never been to this particular part of the coast before......
the granite cliffs are quite spectacular.
There are two tunnels through the rock leading to the beach; I'm not sure if they are wholly natural or partly man-made, perhaps as an easier way of  bringing cargo up off the beach as the slipway itself is incredibly steep.

I spent most of today just wave-watching. Perfect.
Hope you too are doing something nice to banish away those winter blues. xxx


  1. It is like a beautiful dream.

  2. Stunning! I just love the color of the sea there.

  3. Oh that view from the garden is truly stunning! We have holiday lets in Devon and unlike many people I love it when the season starts and the holiday makers crowd the streets again. It reminds me to see it through their eyes. A very happy birthday to you both! xx

  4. Looks beautiful the houses just nestle into the background.

  5. Oh my goodness what a beautiful spot to be in. Hope its sunny there for you - I love Winter sunshine when you are all wrapped up and its warm on your face. we often don't notice what a lovely area we live in as we journey to other places far afield. I love my North Yorkshire.

  6. What amazing shots, Cornwall makes me feel enthusiastic more and more !
    Thank you for this so wonderful post, dearest Christine,
    may your week be filled with joy and wonder,
    sending love and hugs to you

  7. We were in Cornwall last September near Zennnor and enjoyed it so much - the coast is very similar to here in Brittany. Have a lovely holiday.

  8. Beautiful and tranquil. Wave watching is one of my favourite things to do along with beach combing. Where I live we have Sand Banks and a place called Shell Bay, named for the obvious and you find such wonderful objects.
    Beautiful photos ..... Thank you for sharing.

  9. Christine, how lovely to have such a refreshing post to blow the cobwebs away. I walked on Sidmouth beach on that day and it was so sunny. I am so pleased you are having a nice cornish birthday, my ansums.xx

  10. Dear Christine,
    What beautiful photos. We were already 4 times in Cornwall and enjoyed it. I have been with you in the store, it made me very happy. Greetings from Dortmund Germany

  11. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing!