Tuesday, 17 August 2004

So far so good

Still on holiday, and enjoying a rare quiet morning since Alice is still asleep. We must really have worn her out yesterday.

The plan yesterday was to visit the Eden Project, although we needed to do a little shopping first since we arrived (somewhat mysteriously) in Cornwall minus Alice's swimsuits. Our best guess is that she'd maybe unpacked them before we left, although she denies this. Anyway, we headed for St Austell to do the shopping. By the time we got there it was lunchtime so we stopped in a lovely little cafe. By the time we were actually ready to move on it was 2:30pm, and we decided that maybe we should devote a little more time, on another day, to Eden. So, we headed south, originally the intention being to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, but we eventually decided on visiting Mevagissy instead. Charming little fishing village, although Alice was disappointed not to find a beach there..

I should add that throughout this time the weather was quite bright, although not exactly glorious sunshine all day. It was some surprise, therefore, when we got back in the car to hear about flash flooding in northern Cornwall! True enough, as we headed back to St Ives we encountered some really heavy rain. The idea had been to drive back along the coast and to find some semblance of a sandy beach for Alice, even though it was getting quite late now. As it was, the rain stopped and the weather cleared and we did find a beach for her, although it was only fifteen minutes or so before the rain started again. Still, it was very beautiful and I did manage one or two nice photos.

Supper last night was cornish pasties from a baker's in St Austell. Unanimous approval.

Today we're staying local, in the hope of visiting the fireworks at Land's End this evening. It'll be a late night for us - have been waking early and sleeping early thus far, but Alice loves fireworks, and we'll get to see the lighthouses in action too.

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