Sunday, August 15, 2010

English Greece

Today was clear and sunny. FIRST time on this trip. And YAY for us, it happened on a 'beach' day...

Rick, Sandra and I have all gone on Europe trips with Mr. Sawatzky, a teacher at the school our kids all attended, and have been trained well in the art of getting the maximum amount of sightseeing possible in on a single day. So today, just like other days, we visited two separate beach cities then drove 5 hours back home.

I could have stayed in Cornwall for a week.

We left Falmouth this morning and drove over to St. Michael's Mount (a smaller, cheaper version of the famous French Mont St. Michel) but it was breathtaking never-the-less:

And the views from the castle were stunning:

There was a sailboat regatta going on:

Which added to the beauty of the day:

We took a boat to the island, then, because the tide was going out, we walked back to the mainland on a cobblestone path:

The water, by the way, was freezing.

From there we went to St. Ives. Which could just be my next holiday destination.

It is on the Celtic Sea, but it felt like the Mediterranean.

The streets behind the beach are all too narrow for fullsize vehicles. And they wind and twist between old buildings. And it felt like we were in Greece (based on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and Mama Mia movies) and one hour was not enough.

And thus concludes Day 16 of my English Adventures.

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. A perfect weather day.
2. Val singing An Eastbound Train in the backseat. (Which had me in tears in 2 seconds. Oy. Such a strong connection to my past with that song.)
3. Finally heard from Clint. Yay.
4. Pizza for supper.
5. Great drivers and safety in travel.
6. A lazy morning for Drew and I on Monday as the Wegs and Stelts head out to Warwick Castle and we sleep in.
7. Conversations that wander all over the place.

The rest of the pics from today are posted here.

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